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2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof

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Why buy this Commemorative 2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Proof?

Born in France in 1809, Louis Braille lost vision in both of his eyes as a young boy. He went on to attend Paris's Royal Institute for Blind Children, where he learned of a system that soldiers used to communicate at night with neither light nor speech. He adapted the system to create his own system of writing that enabled the blind to read by touch. This coin marks the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth.

  • This proof is $1 legal tender in the United States.
  • This silver dollar was struck from 26.73 g of .900 fine silver.
  • This coin is part of a mintage of 135,235 pieces.
  • This coin was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth.
  • The coin bears the Philadelphia Mint's "P" mint mark.
  • This proof comes in its original mint packaging.

Powerful Braille Design by Susan Gamble

Obverse: The obverse features a portrait of Louis Braille. Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the image shows him looking directly at the holder. His effigy is flanked by the anniversary dates, "1809" and "2009," while the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is on the right. "LIBERTY" and the featured man's name, "LOUIS BRAILLE," are inscribed along the rim.

Reverse: Susan Gamble's reverse design, which was sculpted by Joseph Menna, features a child reading a book in Braille. "BRL," an abbreviation for Braille, is inscribed in readable Braille above. Rim inscriptions read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR," while the statutory motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is included on the right.

Add this 2009-P Commemorative Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Proof to your collection today.



This 2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof 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:Proof
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:135,235
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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