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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2009

    7/1/2009

    commemorates the 200 th anniversary 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 Tod


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    N.O.W. News, Fall 2008

    10/1/2008

    Arizona 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


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    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U.S. COIN HONORING LOUIS BRAILLE

    07/02/2006

    CONGRESS AUTHORIZES U S 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 Bra


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 3

    9/1/2009

    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 regu


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 3

    9/1/2009

    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 regu


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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

    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


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2009

    12/31/2009

    Commemorative Silver Dollar features an image inspired by Daniel Chester French s famous sculpture of the President and denotes his strength and resolve The coin s reverse features those immortal words Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg the last 43 of his most famous speech encircled in a laurel wreath Under the wreath is a curling banner with Lincoln s signature incused in the center 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 chil


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 3

    9/1/2009

    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 regu


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2009

    12/31/2009

    Commemorative Silver Dollar features an image inspired by Daniel Chester French s famous sculpture of the President and denotes his strength and resolve The coin s reverse features those immortal words Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg the last 43 of his most famous speech encircled in a laurel wreath Under the wreath is a curling banner with Lincoln s signature incused in the center 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 chil


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 3

    9/1/2009

    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 regu


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    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE?

    FIRST AND ONLY NUMISMATIC BOOK IN BRAILLE?

    10/31/2004

    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 BRAILLE Rich Mantia writes I just read an issue of The E Sylum whilejumping around on the internet and one of the articles caughtmy attention The question was posed as to the thickestnumismatic book and I m reasonably sure that I own it Irealize t


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    HONG KONG TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES WITH BRAILLE

    07/25/2010

    HONG KONG TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES WITH braille http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n30a22 html Back to top Coincidentally Hong Kong just announced new banknotes incorporating Braille denominations for the blind Editor Hong Kong is to follow China 146 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


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    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    ON THE BRAILLE COIN

    07/09/2006

    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 passe


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    American Numismatic Society Magazine: 2012, Issue 3

    9/1/2012 Numismatics Periodicals

    Fig 10 Germany 1902 commemora tive medal by Richard Placht issued at the time of Virchow s death struck bronze Mayer Wilhelm Stuttgart 60 mm Galst and van Alfen 2012 no IV 194 The reverse of this medal depicts Virchow performing a post mortem examination on the brain of a cadaver Fig 11 France 1952 commemorative medal by P Bouret for the centennial of braille s death struck bronze Monnaie de Paris 68 mm Galst and van Alfen 2012 no VI 53 be viewed not as new cells but as modifications of normal cells His 1843 University of Berlin dissertation focused on corneal manifestations of rheumatic disease after graduating he continued to teach at Berlin until he was dismissed in 1849 for his radical politics he returned to Berlin in 1856 as profe


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    American Numismatic Society Magazine: 2012, Issue 3

    9/1/2012 Numismatics Periodicals

    Fig 10 Germany 1902 commemora tive medal by Richard Placht issued at the time of Virchow s death struck bronze Mayer Wilhelm Stuttgart 60 mm Galst and van Alfen 2012 no IV 194 The reverse of this medal depicts Virchow performing a post mortem examination on the brain of a cadaver Fig 11 France 1952 commemorative medal by P Bouret for the centennial of braille s death struck bronze Monnaie de Paris 68 mm Galst and van Alfen 2012 no VI 53 be viewed not as new cells but as modifications of normal cells His 1843 University of Berlin dissertation focused on corneal manifestations of rheumatic disease after graduating he continued to teach at Berlin until he was dismissed in 1849 for his radical politics he returned to Berlin in 1856 as profe


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    HONG KONG TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES WITH BRAILLE

    07/25/2010

    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 se


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    ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS

    ON READABLE BRAILLE CHARACTERS ON COINS

    01/09/2011

    ON READABLE braille CHARACTERS ON COINS http www coinbooks org esylum_v14n02a11 html Back to top 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 characters was the 2003 Alabama


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    COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS WITH IMAGES OF BOOKS

    10/06/2013

    re sale David Sklow pictures a token with an image of a book Editor Warwickshire Coventry Conder Token Conder token Warwickshire Coventry DH 44 listed in Dalton Hamer page 266 Courtesy of David Sklow To visit Dave s web site see www finenumismaticbooks com Armenian Book Printing Coin George Cuhaj writes Here is a recent NCLT from Armenia featuring books 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 book


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 4

    12/1/2009

    ndance with many first time attending dealers stating that they would be back next year Matson said in the club s show report He noted buying was generally cautious Some high end items were being pursued but mostly buyers were trying to fill holes in sets he said The club provided a complimentary table to the Omaha chapter of the National Federation of the Blind 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 Mish


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 4

    12/1/2009

    ndance with many first time attending dealers stating that they would be back next year Matson said in the club s show report He noted buying was generally cautious Some high end items were being pursued but mostly buyers were trying to fill holes in sets he said The club provided a complimentary table to the Omaha chapter of the National Federation of the Blind 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 Mish


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 4

    12/1/2009

    ndance with many first time attending dealers stating that they would be back next year Matson said in the club s show report He noted buying was generally cautious Some high end items were being pursued but mostly buyers were trying to fill holes in sets he said The club provided a complimentary table to the Omaha chapter of the National Federation of the Blind 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 Mish


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    The Centinel, vol. 57, no. 4

    12/1/2009

    ndance with many first time attending dealers stating that they would be back next year Matson said in the club s show report He noted buying was generally cautious Some high end items were being pursued but mostly buyers were trying to fill holes in sets he said The club provided a complimentary table to the Omaha chapter of the National Federation of the Blind 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 Mish


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

    08/17/2008

    UNIQUE braille EDITION OF THE 1969 RED BOOK 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 Re


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    NATIONAL COLLECTION ACQUIRES IBILL READER

    10/30/2016

    nd or have low vision The iBill is a small handheld device that reads all U S banknotes The reader communicates the value of the banknote through a voice pattern of tones or pattern of vibrations The vibrations setting makes the iBill useful to people who are both deaf and blind The iBill joins other objects in the NNC that reflect the need to make money accessible to all including a braille check signed by Helen Keller that was donated to the Smithsonian in 1978 Braille check signed by Helen Keller 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 National Baseball Hall of Fame coin Editor 5


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    MORE ON BANKNOTES FOR THE BLIND

    08/01/2010

    MORE ON BANKNOTES FOR THE BLIND http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n31a19 html Back to top Howard Berlin writes In the last E Sylum you wrote about Hong Kong issuing notes with braille following the practice of China and the Treasury asking for comments for paper money changes for the blind Attached is a recent article I wrote about Blind Notes which appeared in the paper money supplement in the June 7 issue of Coin World Thanks for forwarding the article It s copyrighted and I can t reprint it here but it s well researched written and presented Banknotes of Armen


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    The Numismatist

    9/1/2013 ANA Numismatist Numismatics Periodicals Coins Bank notes Tokens

    ch coin that carries a Quick Response QR code right Actual size 33mm sortment of languages on the Spanish Trail commemorative world s money Tennessee and half dollar honors Spanish ex Louisiana state quarters display plorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de musical notes and instruments and a West German 10 mark note honoring Carl Friedrich Gauss features a mathe matical equation Raised dots of braille appear on several Amer ican coins 1995 and 1996 Paralympic silver dollars the Alabama state quarter honoring Helen Keller and the 2009 Louis Braille dollar the latter in readable form The dots and dashes of Morse code announced V for vic tory on a 1993 American World War H commemorative and spelled S Guglielmo Mar coni s first wireless message on a British 2 coin dated 2001 On


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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2003

    7/1/2003

    Alabama Quarter The Alabama quarter is the second quarter of 2003 and the 22nd in the 50 State Quarters program Alabama became the 22nd state to be admitted into the Union on December 14 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 t


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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2003

    7/1/2003

    Alabama Quarter The Alabama quarter is the second quarter of 2003 and the 22nd in the 50 State Quarters program Alabama became the 22nd state to be admitted into the Union on December 14 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 t


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    LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATE

    LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATE

    07/16/2006

    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 12LOUIS BRAILLE COMMEMORATIVE COIN CLEARED BY SENATEIn a follow up to our earlier discussion David Ganz writes TheSenate caved July 12 and accepted the House of Representatives titleto the commemorative coin Bill honoring the life of Louis Braille Thus


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    QUIZ ANSWER: HENRY BEMIS, LAST BIBLIOPHILE ON EARTH

    QUIZ ANSWER: HENRY BEMIS, LAST BIBLIOPHILE ON EARTH

    03/29/2009

    at may change and as I am an avid reader of many things I certainly hope I am never in the same position as Henry Bemis Bill Malkmus writes I don t know how many times I have seen this one I am tragically compelled to watch it each time but it always turns out the same Thanks for ruining my day Rich Mantia writes The episode is a classic and a bibliophile s nightmare 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 Bemi


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    AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES TACTILE BANKNOTE

    09/04/2016

    e there was always an extra obstacle I faced that my competitors did not For a blind kid like me handling Monopoly money was tricky Every banknote was the exact same length and width So I had to rely on other people my Monopoly opponents to help me sort it into piles If there s one thing I learnt it was to never trust a Monopoly opponent with your money I once attempted to put braille labels on the Monopoly money It helped but there was so much of it that I quickly realised it would take a long time to label them all Back in the real world people often ask me why braille isn t embossed on our banknotes Although a number of countries have tried this approach the braille dots squash after a while and eventually you can t feel them at all In the last few years devel


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    QUIZ ANSWER: HENRY BEMIS, LAST BIBLIOPHILE ON EARTH

    03/29/2009

    at may change and as I am an avid reader of many things I certainly hope I am never in the same position as Henry Bemis Bill Malkmus writes I don t know how many times I have seen this one I am tragically compelled to watch it each time but it always turns out the same Thanks for ruining my day Rich Mantia writes The episode is a classic and a bibliophile s nightmare 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 Bemi


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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2003

    7/1/2003

    Alabama Quarter The Alabama quarter is the second quarter of 2003 and the 22nd in the 50 State Quarters program Alabama became the 22nd state to be admitted into the Union on December 14 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 t


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    New York Summer Sale

    NNP-AUC-JOH05-024

    283 Mexico Fourth Worldwide Congrexs of ardiologt Medal 1962 I inch 44 9mm bron e enumcl Ob raised emblem in center enameled green while red blue Re red enameled heart on globe llnsigned EF S4 KMS IX 284 Same Fourth Worldwide Congress of ardiolog Medal 1962 VF S23 KF25 X 285 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 28


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    American Numismatic Society Magazine: 2012, Issue 3

    9/1/2012 Numismatics Periodicals

    school until his untimely death from tuberculosis at age forty three publishing a textbook on his system in 1829 Procede pour ecrire les paroles la musique et le plain chant au moyen de points a Vusage des aveugles et dispo ses pour eux par Louis braille repetiteur a V institution Royale des Jeunes Aveugles Nevertheless the school did not adopt the Braille script during his lifetime and indeed the significance of his script was not recognized until long after his death in 1852 On the centenary of his death in 1952 Braille was honored with re intern ment in the Pantheon in Paris Spectacles as a Symbol Spectacles first appeared at some poi


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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2003

    7/1/2003

    Alabama Quarter The Alabama quarter is the second quarter of 2003 and the 22nd in the 50 State Quarters program Alabama became the 22nd state to be admitted into the Union on December 14 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 t


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    New York Summer Sale

    NNP-AUC-JOH05-024

    283 Mexico Fourth Worldwide Congrexs of ardiologt Medal 1962 I inch 44 9mm bron e enumcl Ob raised emblem in center enameled green while red blue Re red enameled heart on globe llnsigned EF S4 KMS IX 284 Same Fourth Worldwide Congress of ardiolog Medal 1962 VF S23 KF25 X 285 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 28


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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 32, No.11

    11/1/1997

    centimos coin of 1993 the engraver s name appears as CHAVEZ to the right of the monogram while the letters MCHG for Manuel Chavez Ganda 2 are placed below the monogram on the 10 centimos coins of 1991 and 1992 The letters MCHG are not clearly visible on all of the 10 centimos coins due to weak striking 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


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    The Numismatist, March 2003

    3/1/2003 ANA Numismatist

    When we do the best we can we never know what nniracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another Helen Keller figuratively Written in braille characters as well as in the regular alphabet it honors one of the state s most illus trious personalities Helen Keller It is the first U S circulat ing coin to include Braille The lettering is placed to the right of a seated portrait of Keller that was inspired by a favorite family photograph provided by her great great niece Mark Twain called Keller one of the two most interesting char


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    Paper Money (May/June 1998)

    5/1/1998 Numismatics

    the portrait of astronomer L Vega on the face and ihe planets superimposed on a vivid cobalt blue on the back The latter note will cost less than 2 it s the star of the series This set of notes one of the most beautiful to be issued in recent times was printed at the Malta plant of the English firm Thomas De La Rue In the upper left hand corner of each note there is a geometric figure in braille More countries are includ ing braille markings for the blind on their bank notes The United States remains in the minority of nations who does not consider ci tizens and visitors who are sight im pa i red Although braille could be added to the new American notes now in prepa ration it is my understanding this feature will not be included In the lower center of each note is an anticounterfe


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    American Numismatic Society Magazine: 2012, Issue 3

    9/1/2012 Numismatics Periodicals

    school until his untimely death from tuberculosis at age forty three publishing a textbook on his system in 1829 Procede pour ecrire les paroles la musique et le plain chant au moyen de points a Vusage des aveugles et dispo ses pour eux par Louis braille repetiteur a V institution Royale des Jeunes Aveugles Nevertheless the school did not adopt the Braille script during his lifetime and indeed the significance of his script was not recognized until long after his death in 1852 On the centenary of his death in 1952 Braille was honored with re intern ment in the Pantheon in Paris Spectacles as a Symbol Spectacles first appeared at some poi


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    Harper's Weekly

    1/1/1909 Numismatics; Periodicals

    apparent con viction of Congp s that they ought to hi But ii any one i qualiti sl to y ke tin in together and make them rcctn to Im ii matclH sl team it i Ptv i dent Ektor We ulimihl WTV iinudi like tu mi him try it if it doe not acem to hitn too irouMi oine n ta k Tluit however ii printml in tluit style ami are iu Bbra ric available to hlimt renders In favor of American braille i that its use is nnirit tnon gpiicral mul tlmt Brailh system very like it an in ii sr in Europe and Japan Tin tiiisfort mis i that mem than one system over dcvclopcil but it is possible that both are ln ttcr for tin coiu ii tiou Every one that known n n vt hi ng ah ni Im L for tlio blind i interest c l in tin choice which tin New York Board of Education mu t make ITki KM Ki


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2008

    9/30/2008

    or theme of the life of President Lincoln Commemorative Coins LY 2008 saw the close of the 2007 Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program and the 2007 Jamestown 400 th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program We also executed the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program and created designs for the 2009 Louis braille Bicentennial Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Program and the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Program Commemorative Medals Congress passed and the President approved two Congressional Gold Medals one for Tenzin Gyatso the Lourteenth Dalai Lama and another for pioneering heart surgeon Dr Michael DeBakey which we were honored to design prepare and strike In the midst of all the work


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2003

    9/30/2003

    coin to feature a youngAbraham Lincoln and thus it is a numismatic first Director Fore with Illinois First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan at Illinois quarter launch Chicago Illinois January 6 2003 The Alabama state quarter features an image of Helen Keller who was born in Tuscumbia Alabama This coin also showcases Helen Keller s name which appears in English and in a reduced sized version of braille The Alabama state quarter is the first circulating coin to feature Braille the first circulating coin to feature a disabled woman and the third coin to feature the image of an historic woman rather than an image of an allegorical woman This new quarter honors a citizen of Alabama whose exceptional courage and commitment to education produce enduring inspiration to the world Director F


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2003

    9/30/2003

    coin to feature a youngAbraham Lincoln and thus it is a numismatic first Director Fore with Illinois First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan at Illinois quarter launch Chicago Illinois January 6 2003 The Alabama state quarter features an image of Helen Keller who was born in Tuscumbia Alabama This coin also showcases Helen Keller s name which appears in English and in a reduced sized version of braille The Alabama state quarter is the first circulating coin to feature Braille the first circulating coin to feature a disabled woman and the third coin to feature the image of an historic woman rather than an image of an allegorical woman This new quarter honors a citizen of Alabama whose exceptional courage and commitment to education produce enduring inspiration to the world Director F


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2008

    9/30/2008

    or theme of the life of President Lincoln Commemorative Coins LY 2008 saw the close of the 2007 Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program and the 2007 Jamestown 400 th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program We also executed the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program and created designs for the 2009 Louis braille Bicentennial Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Program and the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Program Commemorative Medals Congress passed and the President approved two Congressional Gold Medals one for Tenzin Gyatso the Lourteenth Dalai Lama and another for pioneering heart surgeon Dr Michael DeBakey which we were honored to design prepare and strike In the midst of all the work


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    Harper's Weekly

    1/1/1907 bub_upload

    must lie econo mized It will be renuired that the joke be sent on a postal can for brevity you know Is the soul of wit A imt iral column will lie added later and prizes lie given for the best musical composition furnished by a blind reader If a sufficient number of our readers can read music a piece of music may lie published each month and to find out how many can read music in Point or braille it is requested that all such notify us on a postal card No magazine was ever ls gun with more good wishes or from more illustrious sources Witness these letters from President Roosevelt and ex Pre ident Cleveland The White House Wahiiinoton D C Itreem her 17 190 1 Mr DEAR Mb Holmes I thank you for railing to my atten tion the fine work that Un Ziegler has undertaken in behalf of


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    General Price List: A Fall Listing of Fine Commemorative Art Medals

    9/1/1977 Numismatics Price list

    Nations Completion Medal 1953 1 1 2 inch 38mm bronze Carl Schmitz UN building and inscription Mint Order 53 62 12 50 Nobel Peace Prize Medal 1967 2 1 2 inch 64mm bronze goldplated in 1967 the United Nations Child ren s Fund UNICEF won the Nobel Peace Prize and had replicas struck We offer cliche sets obv and rev separate Mint Order 67 108 50 00 UNUSUAL MEDALS braille Campbell Francis Joseph Medal 1966 3 inch 76mm bronze by Bruce Moore for the Library of Congress high relief features includ ing in braille word light Called the Blind Round Table Medal Mint Order 66 1 1 8 22 50 Captive nations Assembly of Captive European Nations 10th Anniversary Medal 1964 2 3 4 inch 70mm bronze uniface Mint 64 43 12 00 Circus Somers Cir


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    BLIND NUMISMATISTS

    BLIND NUMISMATISTS

    11/07/2004

    had mentioned that the hooey about theSusan B Anthony dollar and the Washington quarterdollar being confusing to those with sight was surely notpossible all they had to do was look as they could simplyby feel tell the difference It s the paper money with which they had the mostdifficulty and suggested that currency perhaps be made invarying sizes as in Europe at the time and as some withbraille though the braille was often inadequate


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