The US Mint created the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar to commemorate Braille's 200th birthday. The US Mint distributed 400,000 proof and uncirculated coins across all product options on March 26, that year.
The 2006 Louis Braille Bicentennial-Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 109-247) permitted silver dollars. The strikes honored the person who invented a way of reading and writing for the blind that has helped millions of visually impaired people live productive lives.
The coins were 1.5 inches wide and 90% silver, the norm for current commemorative silver dollars. 25,000 uncirculated coins were selected for the Mint's October 8, 2009 Braille Education Set.
There is a depiction of Braille that is depicted on the obverse of the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar that was produced in 2009. This dollar was issued in 2009.
Joel Iskowitz, a Master Designer for the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program (AIP), was responsible for its design, while Phebe Hemphill, a Sculptor and Engraver for the United States Mint, was the one who created it. In addition, the inscriptions of "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LOUIS BRAILLE," and the years 1809 and 2009 are shown.
Each of the three letters that make up the word "BRL" are portrayed on the reverse of the United States coin, which has the first Braille code that can be read.
In addition, there is a picture of a young blind kid reading with Braille, as well as the phrases "United States of America," "One Dollar," and "E Pluribus Unum."
AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble of the United States Mint was responsible for the design of the reverse, while Joseph Menna, a sculptor and engraver for the United States Mint, was the one who sculpted it.