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2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar in its Original Government Packaging

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2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar OGP

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Why purchase this 2009-P Louis Braille Commemorative Silver Dollar?

Louis Braille was blinded as a result of an early childhood accident. While a student at France's Royal Institute for Blind Youth in the early 1800s, Braille developed a tactile code system that would allow blind or visually impaired people to easily read and write. The system remains virtually unchanged and is currently used worldwide. This silver dollar was issued by the U.S. Mint in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Braille's birth.

  • The 2009-P Louis Braille Silver Dollar is a product of the Philadelphia Mint.
  • The silver dollar is the first U.S. Mint issued coin to feature readable Braille characters.
  • The 38.1 mm diameter bullion coin contains 0.7736 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver.
  • Final mintage is reported to be 82,639 pieces.

Inspirational and Innovative Imagery

Obverse: A forward facing portrait of Louis Braille is centered on the obverse, flanked by the bicentennial dates "1809" and "2009." Surrounding inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LOUIS BRAILLE" and "P."

Reverse: A child is depicted seated at a table on the reverse, reading a book written in Braille. A bookcase is located nearby, boldly adorned with the word "INDEPENDENCE." Above, the word "Braille" appears, inscribed as the three-dimensional Braille symbols representing the abbreviation "BRL." The inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "ONE DOLLAR" complete the design.

Beautiful Silver Dollar Coin in Original Mint Packaging

This 2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar is presented as received from the Mint, in brilliant uncirculated condition. The coin is enclosed in a protective archival capsule and housed in a Mint branded clamshell style display case, along with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Make this 2009-P Silver Dollar honoring the legacy of Louis Braille a part of your collection!



This 2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar OGP is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:2009
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:P
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:Uncertified
Finish:Mint State
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:24.06 g
Weight in Ounces:.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.77 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:82,639
Obverse Design:Louis Braille bust
Reverse Design:Child reading a Braille book, BRL in Braille characters
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Joel Iskowitz and Phebe Hemphill
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Susan Gamble and Joseph Menna
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