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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2009

    1/7/2009

    Highlight: of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, which is still used by the blind to read and write. Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar dots in a “cell” of two columns of up to three dots each to represent letters and contains a system of punctuation and “contractions” to speed reading and writing. It is read by passing the fingers over the raised dots. The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Today, Braille has been adapted to almost every known language and is used everywhere from bus stops and maps to music notation and text books. In his native France, Louis Braillery of his death - when his body was moved to Paris and interred in the Pantheon. ★ ★ ★ Louis Braille was born in Coupvray,

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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2009

    1/7/2009

    Highlight: of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, which is still used by the blind to read and write. Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar dots in a “cell” of two columns of up to three dots each to represent letters and contains a system of punctuation and “contractions” to speed reading and writing. It is read by passing the fingers over the raised dots. The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Today, Braille has been adapted to almost every known language and is used everywhere from bus stops and maps to music notation and text books. In his native France, Louis Braillery of his death - when his body was moved to Paris and interred in the Pantheon. ★ ★ ★ Louis Braille was born in Coupvray,

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    N.O.W. News, Fall 2008

    1/10/2008

    Highlight: Quarter New Silver Dollar Coins to Feature Braille Characters [U.S. Mint] For the first time, United States Mint Direc- tor Ed Moy displayed in Dallas, TX the design for the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the first United States coin to fea- ture readable Braille. The July 2 nd unveiling ceremony at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX opened the National Federation of the Blind’s 2008 National Convention. A Mint exhibit at the convention allowed visitors to examine a coin prototype and read the word “Braille” in Braillecommemorative silver dollar, authorized by Congress and issued by the Mint, honors the bicentennial of the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of the Braille reading and writing system for the blind and

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    N.O.W. News, Fall 2008

    1/10/2008

    Highlight: Quarter New Silver Dollar Coins to Feature Braille Characters [U.S. Mint] For the first time, United States Mint Direc- tor Ed Moy displayed in Dallas, TX the design for the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the first United States coin to fea- ture readable Braille. The July 2 nd unveiling ceremony at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX opened the National Federation of the Blind’s 2008 National Convention. A Mint exhibit at the convention allowed visitors to examine a coin prototype and read the word “Braille” in Braillecommemorative silver dollar, authorized by Congress and issued by the Mint, honors the bicentennial of the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of the Braille reading and writing system for the blind and

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    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    07/02/2006

    Highlight: LOUIS BRAILLE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n27a14.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 14

    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    David Menchell writes: "Here's some more coin-related material
    from the popular press."

    "Congress has authorized the U.S. Mint to produce a silver dollar
    commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille,
    the creator of the Brailleed the Senate on Thursday after receiving
    approval in the House in February, authorizes the Mint to issue up
    to 400,000 silver-dollar commemorative coins in 2009. Braille was
    born in France in 1809.

    The coins will feature Louis Braille's image and the first Braille

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 14

    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN H

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor.
    Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DES

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a09.html

    BRAILLEBITED IN ATLANTA

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:
    These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - Atlanta "Cobb Galleria" Convention. Richard Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Braillem the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took

    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

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    United States Mint Annual Report 2009

    31/12/2009

    Highlight: 2009 LOUIS BRAILLE BICENTENNIAL SILVER DOLLAR Coin Release: March 26, 2009 Mintage Limit: 400,000 (across all product options) Design: The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, which is still used by the blind to read and write. The obverse features a portrait of Louis Braille. The reverse portrays a young child reading a book in Braille. The word “Braille” (abbreviated Brl in Braille code) is depicted in readable Braille in the upper field. 75

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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 3

    1/9/2009

    Highlight: COMMEMORATIVE or is it a PATTERN by Bernie Redlands Hopefully the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar could be both! The commemorative dollar honor- ing the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, features readable Braille. In 1882 or 1883 the United States Mint carried forward an exploration of coin(s) which would serve the special needs of the blind and visually impaired citizens. Two patterns were struck. One utilized the regular dies for the 1882 Shield nickel with the addition of five (5) equally spaced ridges on the edge. This is Pattern J-1697. Another pattern was made with the 1883 Liberty Head Nickel design also with five (5) equally spaced ridges on the edge. The experimental 5 cent pieces were called "Blind Man's nickels" at the

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    United States Mint Annual Report 2009

    31/12/2009

    Highlight: 2009 LOUIS BRAILLE BICENTENNIAL SILVER DOLLAR Coin Release: March 26, 2009 Mintage Limit: 400,000 (across all product options) Design: The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, which is still used by the blind to read and write. The obverse features a portrait of Louis Braille. The reverse portrays a young child reading a book in Braille. The word “Braille” (abbreviated Brl in Braille code) is depicted in readable Braille in the upper field. 75

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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 3

    1/9/2009

    Highlight: COMMEMORATIVE or is it a PATTERN by Bernie Redlands Hopefully the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar could be both! The commemorative dollar honor- ing the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, features readable Braille. In 1882 or 1883 the United States Mint carried forward an exploration of coin(s) which would serve the special needs of the blind and visually impaired citizens. Two patterns were struck. One utilized the regular dies for the 1882 Shield nickel with the addition of five (5) equally spaced ridges on the edge. This is Pattern J-1697. Another pattern was made with the 1883 Liberty Head Nickel design also with five (5) equally spaced ridges on the edge. The experimental 5 cent pieces were called "Blind Man's nickels" at the

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor.
    Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from the Hilton Anatole Hotel -- headquarters for the 2008 convention of the National Federation of the Blind -

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLEION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a09.html John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - Atlanta "Cobb Galleria" Convention. Richard Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Brailley.

    Quoting information from the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book."

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor.
    Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from the Hilton Anatole Hotel -- headquarters for the 2008 convention of the National Federation of the Blind -

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLEION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a09.html John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - Atlanta "Cobb Galleria" Convention. Richard Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Brailley.

    Quoting information from the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book."

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor.
    Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from the Hilton Anatole Hotel -- headquarters for the 2008 convention of the National Federation of the Blind -

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLEION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a09.html John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - Atlanta "Cobb Galleria" Convention. Richard Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Brailley.

    Quoting information from the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book."

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor.
    Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from the Hilton Anatole Hotel -- headquarters for the 2008 convention of the National Federation of the Blind -

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLEION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a09.html John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - Atlanta "Cobb Galleria" Convention. Richard Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Brailley.

    Quoting information from the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book."

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor.
    Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from the Hilton Anatole Hotel -- headquarters for the 2008 convention of the National Federation of the Blind -

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLEION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a09.html John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - Atlanta "Cobb Galleria" Convention. Richard Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Brailley.

    Quoting information from the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book."

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write:

    These photos were taken by us at the

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    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE?

    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE?

    10/31/2004

    Highlight: FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v07n44a24.html The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 44, October 31, 2004, Article 24FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLEthe thickest numismatic book and I'm reasonably sure that I own it. I realize that pages and paper thickness matter, but for shear thickness it would have to be my copy of the "Redbook". Yes, The Guide Book of United States Coins by R. S. Yeoman. I own the 1969 edition which was typed in braille and is to the best of my knowledge unique. The book is slightly thicker than 12 inches. It was so thick when typed that it

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 44, October 31, 2004, Article 24FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAI

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    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    07/02/2006

    Highlight: COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n27a14.html The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 14CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLEDavid Menchell writes: "Here's some more coin-related materialfrom the popular press.""Congress has authorized the U.S. Mint to produce a silver dollarcommemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille,the creator of the Braillen, which passed the Senate on Thursday after receivingapproval in the House in February, authorizes the Mint to issue upto 400,000 silver-dollar commemorative coins in 2009. Braille wasborn in France in 1809.The coins will feature Louis Braille's image and the first Braillesymbol ever minted by the U.S. Treasury,

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 14CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOU

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    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE COIN DESIGN

    06/22/2008

    Highlight: BLIND AMERICANS TO MARCH AT UNVEILING OF LOUIS BRAILLE.org/esylum_v11n25a21.html A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerpts. The new commemorative coin is described carefully as the "First United States Coin with Tactile Braille", to differentiate it from the Alabama Helen Keller state quarter, which was the first U.S. coin to show an inscription in Braille (but apparently not large enough or in high enough relief for the blind to actually read it. -Editor. Over one thousand blind Americans, their friends and families, and other supporters will march from the Hilton Anatole Hotel -- headquarters for the 2008 convention of the National Federation of the Blind -- to AT&T Plaza at American

    A press release was published June 18 by the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some excerp

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    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE?

    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE?

    10/31/2004

    Highlight: FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v07n44a24.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 44, October 31, 2004, Article 24

    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLEt
    numismatic book and I'm reasonably sure that I own it. I
    realize that pages and paper thickness matter, but for shear
    thickness it would have to be my copy of the "Redbook".
    Yes, The Guide Book of United States Coins by R. S.
    Yeoman. I own the 1969 edition which was typed in braille
    and is to the best of my knowledge unique. The book is
    slightly thicker than 12 inches. It wa

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 44, October 31, 2004, Article 24

    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC B

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    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    07/09/2006

    Highlight: ON THE BRAILLE COIN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n28a07.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 7

    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    Last week a newspaper item noted that "Congress has authorized the
    U.S. Mint to produce a silver dollar commemorating the 200th
    anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of the
    Braille alphabet for the blind."

    David Ganz writes: "Not correct. The Senate passed S.811, a bill that
    would commemorate the bicentennial of the life of Louis Braille, who
    invented the raised-dot alphabet used by the blind the world over
    as an alternate means of reading. A similar measure, H.R. 2872,
    passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.

    Under the established rules, both houses of Congress mus

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 7

    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    Last w

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    HONG KONG TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES WITH BRAILLE

    07/25/2010

    Highlight: HONG KONG TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES WITH BRAILLE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n30a22.html Coincidentally, Hong Kong just announced new banknotes incorporating Braille denominations for the blind. -Editor Hong Kong is to follow China_ s lead and begin to produce banknotes with Braille and embossed lines for the visually impaired, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced on Tuesday. China has issued its yuan banknotes in Braille for several years. The new Hong Kong notes will be phased in over the next two years and will feature Braillesed lines that correspond with each notes value. To read the complete article, see: Hong Kong to Issue New Banknotes with Braille (www.china-briefing.com/news/2010/07/21/hong-kong

    Coincidentally, Hong Kong just announced new banknotes incorporating Braille denominations for the

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    ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS

    ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS

    01/09/2011

    Highlight: ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n02a11.html Jeff Kelley writes: A recent piece on the resignation of U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy mentioned that under Moy's tenure the Mint "released the first U.S. coins with readable Braille characters." An E-Sylum reader differed with this claim and commented that "the first coin with Braille Alabama state quarter and therefore was not minted during Moy's tenure as Director." The operative word in the original article's claim is "readable". While the Alabama quarter is the first US coin to portray Braille characters, they are not "readable" - that is, they are too small to be read by a person who uses Braille. The first coin to use "readable" Braille characters (readable by those who use

    Jeff Kelley writes: A recent piece on the resignation of U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy mentioned that u

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    ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS

    ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS

    01/09/2011

    Highlight: ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n02a11.html

    Jeff Kelley writes:

    A recent piece on the resignation of U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy mentioned that under Moy's tenure the Mint "released the first U.S. coins with readable Braille characters." An E-Sylum reader differed with this claim and commented that "the first coin with Braille tenure as Director."

    The operative word in the original article's claim is "readable". While the Alabama quarter is the first US coin to portray Braille characters, they are not "readable" - that is, they are too

    Jeff Kelley

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    COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS WITH IMAGES OF BOOKS

    10/06/2013

    Highlight: width="500" height="250" alt="Armenian Book Printing">

    Louis Braille Bicentennial Dollar
    Braille commemorative dollar by Numismatic Bibliomania Society, on Flickr"><b style=Braille commemorative dollar"> Greg Adams writes:

    How about this one from 2009 (Louis Braille Bicentennial)







    Heritage cataloguer Mark Borckardt submitted another braille book on a coin, and a musical score - not a book per se, but close enough for we bibliophiles. -Editor

    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 4

    1/12/2009

    Highlight: The group sold 2009 Louis Braille bicen- tennial commemorative silver dollars as a fundraiser. That coin shows Braille on the obverse and the word Kansas City, Mo., dealer Larry Grosko, seated, tends to customers. More than 800 people attended the two-day show. National Federation of the Blind inend)ers sold Braille com- memorative dollars as a fundraiser at the show. BRAILLE in Braille on the reverse. ANA President Clifford Mishler and CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood were among the judges of the educational exhibits. In celebration of the club's 75th year, the club gave retro exhibit certificates and ribbons from the 1960s to exhibitors. During the show, 14 YNs participat- ed in a "State Quarter Trivia Quiz" treasure hunt and six new members joined the club. "The Omaha Coin Club

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    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    07/09/2006

    Highlight: ON THE BRAILLE COIN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n28a07.html The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 7ON THE BRAILLE COINLast week a newspaper item noted that "Congress has authorized theU.S. Mint to produce a silver dollar commemorating the 200thanniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of theBraille alphabet for the blind."David Ganz writes: "Not correct. The Senate passed S.811, a bill thatwould commemorate the bicentennial of the life of Louis Braille, whoinvented the raised-dot alphabet used by the blind the world overas an alternate means of reading. A similar measure, H.R. 2872,passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.Under the established rules, both houses of Congress must pass theidentical bill, right down to the

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 7ON THE BRAILLE COINLast week a newspaper it

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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 4

    1/12/2009

    Highlight: The group sold 2009 Louis Braille bicen- tennial commemorative silver dollars as a fundraiser. That coin shows Braille on the obverse and the word Kansas City, Mo., dealer Larry Grosko, seated, tends to customers. More than 800 people attended the two-day show. National Federation of the Blind inend)ers sold Braille com- memorative dollars as a fundraiser at the show. BRAILLE in Braille on the reverse. ANA President Clifford Mishler and CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood were among the judges of the educational exhibits. In celebration of the club's 75th year, the club gave retro exhibit certificates and ribbons from the 1960s to exhibitors. During the show, 14 YNs participat- ed in a "State Quarter Trivia Quiz" treasure hunt and six new members joined the club. "The Omaha Coin Club

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    UNIQUE BRAILLE EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    08/17/2008

    Highlight: UNIQUE BRAILLEOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n33a10.html In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -Editor A Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book. This one-of-a-kind Red Book is on exhibit at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta Expo, August 21-23. It appears courtesy of Red Book collector and professional numismatist Richard Mantia (with the love of his children, Jessica an

    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upco

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    BRAILLE VERSION OF 1969 REDBOOK EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    11/02/2008

    Highlight: BRAILLErd Mantia from Mastro Auctions and Dennis Tucker from Whitman Publishing Company are standing in front of the special "Unique Red Book in Braille" exhibit, courtesy of the Richard Mantia Family. Quoting information from the exhibit, "Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year old coin collector in California was in need of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book." To see more

    John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL write: These photos were taken by us at the 2008 Whitman Expo - At

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    COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS WITH IMAGES OF BOOKS

    10/06/2013

    Highlight: Louis Braille Bicentennial Dollar Greg Adams writes: How about this one from 2009 (Louis Braille Bicentennial) Heritage cataloguer Mark Borckardt submitted another braille book on a coin, and a musical score - not a book per se, but close enough for we bibliophiles. -Editor State Quarters With Images of Books Mark Borckardt writes: A couple honorable mentions for the list of coins depicting books: The Alabama state quarter depicts Helen Keller with a braille book The Tennessee state quarter depicts a musical score 2012 American Platinum Eagle Dennis Tucker writes: The 2012 one-ounce Proof American Platinum Eagle has a book in its design. To quote the U.S. Mint's literature: _It depicts a vigilant minuteman from the Revolutionary War, representing the protection and defense of the country

    This topic has legs. Several readers submitted more numismatic items with images of books. Thanks,

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    NATIONAL COLLECTION ACQUIRES IBILL READER

    10/30/2016

    Highlight: including a Braille check signed by Helen Keller that was donated to the Smithsonian in 1978.

    Braille check signed by Helen Keller

    Braille check">Helen Keller <b style=Braille check">
    Check for one cent signed by Helen Keller, United States, 1933.
    Donated by The Chase Manhattan Bank.

    I'm pleased to see alternative currencies being added to the collection as well. Two are pictured below. Also acquired was a

    UNIQUE BRAILLE EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    08/17/2008

    Highlight: UNIQUE BRAILLE ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n33a10.html

    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -Editor
    A Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book.

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    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featu

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    UNIQUE BRAILLE EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    08/17/2008

    Highlight: UNIQUE BRAILLE ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n33a10.html

    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -Editor
    A Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book.

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    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featu

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    UNIQUE BRAILLE EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    08/17/2008

    Highlight: UNIQUE BRAILLE ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n33a10.html

    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -Editor
    A Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book.

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    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featu

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    UNIQUE BRAILLE EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    08/17/2008

    Highlight: UNIQUE BRAILLE ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n33a10.html

    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -Editor
    A Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book.

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    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featu

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    UNIQUE BRAILLE EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK TO BE EXHIBITED IN ATLANTA

    08/17/2008

    Highlight: UNIQUE BRAILLE ATLANTA http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n33a10.html

    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -Editor
    A Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book.

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    In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featu

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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2003

    1/7/2003

    Highlight: 1819 and features an image of Helen Keller with her name inscribed in both English and Braille. Helen Keller's remarkable story is well known throughout the world and it's not surprising that she remains a woman whose astounding personality and accomplishments attracted widespread admiration and awe. The Alabama quarter is the first circulating coin to feature Braille. An Alabama long leaf pine branch and magnolias grace the sides of the design and a "Spirit of Courage" banner underlines the central image. In January 2001, Governor Don Siegelman announced a statewide competition for Alabama school children to submit concepts for their quarter. Of the thousands of concepts submitted, the Governor forwarded three to the U.S. Mint -- Helen Keller, Alabama's role in social movements, and

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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 32, No.11

    1/11/1997

    Highlight: Another feature of the reverses of the low centimos coins are five or six dots of the Braille script placed in the upper part of the flan, helping blind people to identify the denomination of the coins. This is the first time in Peru’s currency history that the Braille script appears on the coinage. On the 1,5 and 10 centimos coins dated 1991 and 1992 and on most of those which are dated 1993 the Braille dot which is placed furthest to the right (1 centimo: upper right; 5 and 10 centimos: lower right) bears a secret mark which consists of a triangle with or without rays attached to it and encompassing a stylized eye. This symbol is normally associated with freemasonry. The secret mark which can be seen properly only with a magnifying glass probably went unnoticed by the general public. But

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    QUIZ ANSWER: HENRY BEMIS, LAST BIBLIOPHILE ON EARTH

    03/29/2009

    Highlight: unless you own Braille books. Long live the name of Louis Braille! Happy 200th birthday to him and to the release and sale of his commemorative dollar this week. John Cadorini writes: All through childhood I pestered my father for eye exams because I thought glasses offered such varied ways of gesticulating and making a point with hand movements; but was finally scared by the prospect of what happens to poor Mr. Bemis, whom Burgess Meredith's performance makes into a very sympathetic character that one cannot help feeling very sorry for (although residing in a large city as he did I always wondered why he couldn't find an optometrist shop or a large magnifying glass to use). From Wikipedia: The Scary Door, a show-within-a-show on Futurama parodying The Twilight Zone, pokes fun at the

    We had a deluge of responses to last week's Quick Quiz. I asked, "Who can tell us about the famous

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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2003

    1/7/2003

    Highlight: 1819 and features an image of Helen Keller with her name inscribed in both English and Braille. Helen Keller's remarkable story is well known throughout the world and it's not surprising that she remains a woman whose astounding personality and accomplishments attracted widespread admiration and awe. The Alabama quarter is the first circulating coin to feature Braille. An Alabama long leaf pine branch and magnolias grace the sides of the design and a "Spirit of Courage" banner underlines the central image. In January 2001, Governor Don Siegelman announced a statewide competition for Alabama school children to submit concepts for their quarter. Of the thousands of concepts submitted, the Governor forwarded three to the U.S. Mint -- Helen Keller, Alabama's role in social movements, and

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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 32, No.11

    1/11/1997

    Highlight: Another feature of the reverses of the low centimos coins are five or six dots of the Braille script placed in the upper part of the flan, helping blind people to identify the denomination of the coins. This is the first time in Peru’s currency history that the Braille script appears on the coinage. On the 1,5 and 10 centimos coins dated 1991 and 1992 and on most of those which are dated 1993 the Braille dot which is placed furthest to the right (1 centimo: upper right; 5 and 10 centimos: lower right) bears a secret mark which consists of a triangle with or without rays attached to it and encompassing a stylized eye. This symbol is normally associated with freemasonry. The secret mark which can be seen properly only with a magnifying glass probably went unnoticed by the general public. But

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    LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATE

    LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATE

    07/16/2006

    Highlight: LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n29a12.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 29, July 16, 2006, Article 12

    LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATE

    In a follow-up to our earlier discussion, David Ganz writes: "The
    Senate caved July 12 and accepted the House of Representatives title
    to the commemorative coin Bill honoring the life of Louis Braille.
    Thus assuaged, the Bill was cleared for forwarding to the White House
    where President Bush is expected to sign it into law within the
    statutory 10 days."

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 29, July 16, 2006, Article 12

    LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE CO

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    New York Summer Sale

    Highlight: (Braille Medal; l.ibrarx of Congress) Francis Joseph ( ampbell Medal, 1966; .3-inch (76.2mm) bron/e. B\ Bruce Moore, sc. ()b\ owl of wisdom, gnarled pine. Res librars scrs ice to blind, eight- point star, braille inscription below (light). Struck by Medallic An Co. Issued by Library of Congress for Blind Round fable. One of few medals issued in braille! (66-1 18). Light hrown patina. All S44.(X)-48.(X) 286. ( omplete Set (Jreat Men of Medicine Medals. 1969-7.3; I '/i-inch (44.4mm) hron/e. B\ Abram Belskie. sc. Ob\ portraits of 50 greatest men in medicine. Re\ symbols of his life & work. Struck by Medallic Art Co. Issued by Presidential Art Medals (69-14). Brown patina. All 50 medals plus leallcts for each. Line S200.00-225.00 MILITARY 287. Battle of Inkermann Medal, 1854; I %-inch (40,9mm)

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