Coin Specifications

Region: US  
Denomination: S$1  
Diameter: 38.10 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Silver [90%] 24.057 (g)
Copper [10%] 2.673 (g)
Total Mass: 26.73 (g)

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2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

US 2009 Commemorative Dollar Coin Description

US 2009 P Louis Braille Silver Dollar ( S$1 ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
US 2009 P Louis Braille Silver Dollar ( S$1 ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 26.73 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 38.10 (mm)
Mint Year: 2009
Mint Mark: P
Coin Name: Louis Braille Silver Dollar
Coin Rating:
Rated 69 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 69
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:138.651 US 2009 P S$1 ) and has given the item a grade of PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO with serial number of: 2533546-038 | OFCC:138.651
Coin Grade:
NGC - PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Grade Serial: 2533546-038
OFCC Serial: 138.651
Face Value:
( US)
1.00
Attributes: PROOF SILVER DOLLAR
Coin Notes:
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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 2009
Mint Marks: P
Denomination: S$1
Obverse Design: portrait of Braille Lettering: L I B E R T Y IN GOD WE TRUST 1809 2009 LOUIS BRAILLE
Obverse Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Reverse Design: The word "Braille" (abbreviated Brl in Braille code) "INDEPENDANCE" is shown on a bookcase behind the child. Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM ONE DOLLAR
Reverse Designer: Susan Gamble
2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

he 2009 “Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar" commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable Louis Braille. Braille, a Frenchman who became blind as a young child refined a French military system of tactile codes used for communicating silently in the dark, into a compact tactile alphabet that could be used to encode words. The system based on the position of raised dots on a two by three grid became know as the “Braille System”, and is still used today to allow the visually impaired to read.

The coin was made in both Proof and uncirculated finishes at the Philadelpia mint and bear the “P” mint mark on the Obverse under the 2009 date. The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Louis Braille that fills most of the field. The inscriptions LIBERTY arcs along the outside rim from 8 o’clock to 4 o’clock, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is to the Right of the portrait and the name , LOUIS BRAILLE arc under the portrait. The date 1809 is to the left of the bust and 2009 is to the right with the mint mark directly below. The Obverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver Phebe Hemphill. The designer initial “JI” are on Braille’s Left Coat Lapel, while the engravers “PH” are on the right
The reverse (tails), showing a child sitting at a table reading a book presumably in Braille. Above the picture are three Braille Letters “B”, “R” & ”L” an abbreviation for the word "Braille". Behind the table is a bookshelf with the word INDEPENDENCE in block letters across the top face. Arcing along the top rim from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock is the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is to the right of the boy, and ONE DOLLAR arcs across the bottom. The reverse was designed by United States Mint AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver Joseph Menna. The initials “SG” and “JM” are just behind the boys chair along the right rim of the coin at about 4 o’clock.

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PUBLIC LAW 109–247—JULY 27, 2006
Source: www.gpo.gov PDF of Statue 120 Page 582

Braille in Braille code (the Braille capital sign and the letters Brl) represented in a way that substantially complies with section 3 of Specification 800 of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress specifications for Braille, and is tactilely indiscernible from printed or written Braille.

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2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Dollar
Source: typeset.wikidot.com

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 2010
Mints: Philadelphia
Composition: 0.900 silver 0.100 copper,
Diameter: 38.1 mm (1.5")
Weight: 26.73 grams (0.7736 oz. actual silver weight)
Total Mintage: 82,639 (business), 135,235 (proof) of an authorize 400,000
Edge: reeded
Authority: Public Law 109-247

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Louis Braille
Source: en.wikipedia.org

Louis Braille (About this sound pronunciation (help·info), /ˈbreɪl/, French: [lwi bʁɑj(ə)]; 4 January 1809 – 6 January 1852) was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains known worldwide simply as braille.

Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He excelled in his education and received scholarship to France's Royal Institute for Blind Youth. While still a student there, he began developing a system of tactile code that could allow blind persons to read and write quickly and efficiently. Inspired by the military cryptography of Charles Barbier, Braille constructed a new method built specifically for the needs of the blind. He presented his work to his peers for the first time in 1824.

In adulthood, Braille served as a professor at the Institute and enjoyed an avocation as a musician, but he largely spent the remainder of his life refining and extending his system. It went unused by most educators for many years after his death, but posterity has recognized braille as a revolutionary invention, and it has been adapted for use in languages worldwide.

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Braille Coin Specifications
Source: worldmintcoins.com

Mint: United States Mint
Mintmark: P
Finish/Condition: Proof
Metal Content: 90% silver, 10% copper
Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
Diameter: 1.500 inches (+-0.003) or 38.10 mm (+-0.08)
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: 26 March 2009
Issue Price: $37.95
Mintage Limit: 400,000(across all product options)
Face Value: $1
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: Joel Iskowitz/Phebe Hemphill
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Susan Gamble/Joseph Menna

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1 Dollar Louis Braille
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 455
Features
Country United States
Year 2009
Value 1 dollar (1 USD)
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Engravers Phebe Hemphill (obverse)
Joseph Menna (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Edge Reeded

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Coins Honoring Louis Braille

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Louis Braille

Louis Braille (4 January 1809 – 6 January 1852) was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains known worldwide simply as braille.

Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He excelled in his education and received scholarship to France's Royal Institute for Blind Youth. While still a student there, he began developing a system of tactile code that could allow blind persons to read and write quickly and efficiently. Inspired by the military cryptography of Charles Barbier, Braille constructed a new method built specifically for the needs of the blind. He presented his work to his peers for the first time in 1824.[1]

2009 Louis Braille Coins


1. Belgian 2-euro commemorative coin

The newest Belgian 2-euro commemorative coin is dedicated to Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) and the 200th anniversary of his birthday.

Louis Braille is the inventor of braille, the world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. The inner part of the coin features his portrait between his initials L and B, in the alphabet that he designed.[2]

2. Italy 2-euro commemorative coin

The coin depicts a hand reading an open book by touch. The index finger points at a vertical inscription ‘LOUIS BRAILLE 1809-2009’ and two birds in flight above the hand symbolise freedom of knowledge. The monogram of the Italian Republic, ‘RI’, is at the top right, while the mint mark ‘R’ is at the bottom right. Braille’s name is written under the book in the alphabet that he invented. At the very bottom are the initials ‘MCC’ of the artist Maria Carmela Colaneri. The 12 stars of the European Union are shown on the outer ring.[3]

3. India 2 Rupee Coin

Obverse : The face of coin is divided into three portions with two horizontal lines. The left centre portion shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend सत्यमेव जयते inscribed below, and right centre portion denominational value "2" in International Numeral. In the upper portion the word भारत in Hindi and "INDIA" in English and lower portion the word रूपये in Hindi and "Rupees" in English.
Reverse : The face of the coin shall contain the portrait of "LOUIS BRAILLE" in the centre. Left upper periphery the word लुई ब्रेल in Hindi and right upper periphery the word " LOUIS BRAILLE "in English. In centre Left side of the portraits, the year '1809 and right side '2009' in International Numerals. Below the portrait the word "LOUIS BRAILLE" in Braille Language.[4]

4. US Commemorative Silver Dollar

Now, for the first time in history, a United States coin features readable Braille. It is available in both proof and uncirculated versions. The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Louis Braille designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver Phebe Hemphill. It is also inscribed with LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, LOUIS BRAILLE, 1809 and 2009.

The reverse (tails), showing a child reading a book in Braille, was designed by United States Mint AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver Joseph Menna. The word Braille (abbreviated Brl in Braille code) is depicted in the upper field. The word INDEPENDENCE is featured on a bookshelf behind the child, in addition to the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM.[5]

[1] en.wikipedia.org REF
[2] nbbmuseum.be REF
[3] ecb.europa.eu REF
[4] rbi.org.in REF
[5] usmint.gov REF

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