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U.S. Mint Unveils Braille Silver Dollar

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ARI SHAPIRO, host:

And our last word in business today is Braille. The U.S. Mint this week unveiled a prototype of the first U.S. coin with readable Braille characters. The coin comes out next spring to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Frenchman who created the alphabet for the blind. One side of the coin has a picture of Louis Braille with the word liberty. The other side has a picture of a boy reading a Braille book. The silver dollar will actually cost $11. The $10 surcharge goes towards programs for the blind.

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