Braille Dollar Prices Set by Mint
The United States
Mint provided Louis Braille Silver Dollar prices
and gave notice it will offer introductory
prices for the silver coins beginning March 26.
It also threw a new Braille product into the
Through to April 27, the initial pricing for the
bicentennial coins honoring Braille’s birth will
be $37.95 for the proof silver coin and $31.95
for the uncirculated version, according to the
Federal Register which published the Mint memo.
Prices will increase to $41.95 and $33.95,
respectively, following the introductory period.
Additionally, the notice provides information
for another Louis Braille product the Mint will
offer described as an "Uncirculated Silver
Dollar in Easy-Open Capsule." Priced the same as
the uncirculated silver coin, it will offer an
"easy-to-open capsule for those who would like
to feel the tactile elements offered by the coin
The Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is
the first U.S. coin ever struck that contains
readable Braille characters. The dots in the
coin design spell “Brl,” which is the
contraction for Braille.
Three other coins — the Alabama state quarter
and 1995 and 1996 Paralympic Silver Dollars —
also had Braille, but were too small for the
visually impaired to read.
The Federal Register is the official source of
notices by government agencies. In addition to
the Braille Silver Dollars, the published Mint
document also includes prices for the 2009
Lincoln Silver Dollar, which the Mint began
selling on Feb.12.
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