Louis Braille Bicentennial silver dollar
|Diameter||38.10 mm (1.500 in)|
|Silver||0.859 troy oz|
|Years of minting||2009|
|Design||A likeness of Louis Braille|
|Designer||Joel Iskowitz (designer)|
Phebe Hemphill (sculptor)
|Design||A kid reading a book in Braille with the word "Braille" depicted in Braille characters above|
|Designer||Susan Gamble (designer)|
Joseph Menna (sculptor)
The Louis Braille Bicentennial-Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act (Pub.L. 109–247 (text) (PDF)) authorized the production of a commemorative silver dollar to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Louis Braille. The act allowed the coins to be struck in both proof and uncirculated finishes. The coin was first released on March 26, 2009.
The obverse of the Louis Braille Bicentennial-Braille Literacy commemorative dollar, designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, features a portrait of Louis Braille. The reverse, designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Joseph Menna, shows a child reading a book in Braille below the letters ⠃⠗⠇(BRL, the abbreviation for Braille) in Braille code. 
- Display Box Color: Dark Blue
- Edge: Reeded
- Weight: 26.730 grams; 0.8594 troy ounce
- Diameter: 38.10 millimeters; 1.500 inches
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- "Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
- "Text of H.R. 247 (109th): Louis Braille Bicentennial-Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act (Passed Congress version)". GovTrack.us. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
- "U.S. Mint Release Dates for 2009". coinnews.net. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- "Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved June 16, 2021.