Italy 2 euros 2009 - 200th Birthday of Louis Braille

Obverse of Italy 2 euros 2009 - 200th Birthday of Louis Braille
Krause - Mishler KM# 310
Details The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. Braille was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. Each Braille character or cell is made up of six dot positions, arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each.

The coin depicts a hand reading an open book by touch and above the index finger pointing at the vertical inscription 'LOUIS BRAILLE 1809-2009', are two birds symbolising freedom of knowledge.

Issue date: 15 October 2009
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times
Comments Legend: LOUIS BRAILLE 1809-2009
Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri
Mintage 1,985,000 pieces

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