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2009 BRAILLE EDUCATION SET
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United States Mint Braille Education Set (BR4)



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For the first time in history, the United States Mint has produced a collectible package with genuine Braille text. This United States Mint Braille Education Set features an uncirculated 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar coin, educational information and readable Braille.

This beautiful uncirculated 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system used by the blind to read and write. This uncirculated coin, struck on specially burnished blanks, features a soft, satin-like finish. The obverse (heads side) of the coin features a portrait of Louis Braille. The reverse (tails side) shows a child reading a book in Braille with the word BRAILLE (abbreviated BRL in Braille code) above him. The word INDEPENDENCE is featured on a bookshelf behind the child.

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Household order limits for this product were removed on October 21, 2009.

Surcharges from the sale of this coin are authorized to be paid to the National Federation of the Blind to further its programs to promote Braille literacy.

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The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is limited to a production total of 400,000 coins across all product options. The Braille Education Set is limited to a production total of 25,000.

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For the first time in history, a United States coin features readable Braille. The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th birthday, life and legacy of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system of reading and writing used by the blind today. 

Authorized by Public Law 109-247, the obverse of the coin features a portrait of Louis Braille. The reverse shows a child reading a book in Braille with the word BRAILLE (abbreviated BRL in Braille code) above him. The word INDEPENDENCE is featured on a bookshelf behind the child. It is also inscribed with LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, LOUIS BRAILLE, 1809 and 2009.  In addition to readable Braille, the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar has other distinguishing features apparent to the blind community, including its size and reeded edge. 

The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the pioneering contributions of a man whose efforts have led to independence and increased quality of life for millions.

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To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time, October 8, 2009, 12:00 Noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Please allow approximately 1-2 weeks for shipping