Braille Money Finally A Reality.

The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders Thursday for the first coin to feature readable Braille. The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system of reading and writing used by the blind.

The National Federation of the Blind can receive surcharges from sales of the coins to further its programs to promote Braille literacy, the U.S. Mint said in a news release. Mintage of the coin, which is 90 percent silver, will be limited to 400,000.

New Braille Silver Dollar @ FryLife

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Paper Tiger Press on September 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Amazing! I just posted about how I found Braille on a box of tea from Vietnam, made for the French market. Interesting to be able to read a beverage!

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