One thing I like about numismatics is that coins, currency, tokens, and other ephemera can be used to teach history. Along with teaching history, they can be used to raise money for worthy causes. One such coin is the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the first coin with readable braille. The $10 surcharge, up to a maximum of $4 million will be paid to the National Foundation for the Blind to promote braille literacy.

In order to understand where your money will go, NFB produced a video titled Change with a Dollar to explain their Braille literacy initiative and how the money raised from the sales of the Braille Commemorative will help their cause. I thought my readers would be interested in this video:

NFB also produced a one minute commercial titled I Can Do More: Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar which can be seen…

Both proof and uncirculated coins are available from the US Mint if you want to help NFB’s effort to promote Braille literacy.

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