The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers: Q: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment? A: No! The hobby collector—be it of coins, back-scratchers, or Bavarian beer mugs—is occasionally persuaded to purchase by impulse or sentiment. Indulging frequent lapses into irrationality is part of the fun of maintaining a hobby. But the strictly … [Read More...]
Today October 8, 2009, the United States Mint released the Braille Education Set. This specially produced set is part of this year’s Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Program.
Each set includes one uncirculated Louis Braille Silver Dollar, educational information about the Braille System of writing, and an example of readable Braille, packaged in a tri-fold binder. The Silver Dollar features a portrait of Louis Braille on the obverse with a reverse design depicting a child reading a Braille book with the characters “BRL” expressed in readable Braille and the word “Independence.”
The uncirculated and proof silver dollar coins were released individually earlier this year. The coins remain available for sale at the United States Mint for $41.95 and $33.95, respectively. The authorized mintage for the silver dollars across all ordering options is 400,000 coins.
The special set is priced at $44.95 and limited to 25,000 units. During the first 30 days of availability, an ordering limit of one per household has been placed on the product.
[Online: US Mint Product Page]