Coin Specifications

Category: Modern Commemoratives (1982-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 135,235
Obverse Designer: Joel Iskowitz and Phebe Hemphill
Reverse Designer: Susan Gamble and Joseph Menna
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.92 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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2009 P LOUIS BRAILLE S$1 PF obverse 2009 P LOUIS BRAILLE S$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Louis Braille was born near Paris, France on January 4th, 1809. At the age of three, he lost sight in his left eye due to an accident in his father's workshop. A year later, an infection took his vision in his right eye as well.

Braille would later attend the Royal Institute for Blind Children in Paris. There, he learned of a system used in the military known as "night writing" which allowed soldiers to communicated without light or speech.This system utilized 12 raised dots used to represent different sounds,

Intrigued, the young Braille adapted this system and created the modern Braille system as we know it today. The system has been adapted to most languages and it is still the most popular way for the blind to read.

This commemorative was issued to honor the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth. Interestingly enough, the reverse of this issue contains readable Braille. The word Braille (abbreviated BRL) is located in the center of the reverse!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/30/2016

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2009 P LOUIS BRAILLE S$1 PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 21.00 22.00 24.00 26.50 30.00 34.00 35.00 37.50 42.50 45.00 140

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4456
Low Grade: 66
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 2009 P LOUIS BRAILLE S$1 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------216738245624456
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Total-----------------216738245624456
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/16/2010 NGC PF 69   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2873, 2873/Lot# 1787 $32.00
12/18/2011 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/18/2011, 149/Lot# 28945 $92.40
7/29/2012 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/29/2012, 33/Lot# 45468 $39.00
9/23/2012 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131240/Lot# 27563 $34.00
6/30/2013 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131328/Lot# 29203 $28.00
6/3/2014 NGC PF 69   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4820 $152.75
10/12/2014 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 843 $68.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2009 P LOUIS BRAILLE S$1 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373737373737373737858998106123139143155175183477
373737373737373737375386921011121281401471621782810
0000003737373753869210111212814014716217800
0000003737373769889510311713414215116818000
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Grade: PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 477
Owner: asdfgh
 
Grade: PF 70 UC
Points: 477
Owner: Backdraft237
 
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