Two commemorative coins were issued for 2009, honoring two very important men; Abraham Lincoln and Louis Braille. Lincoln, as our sixteenth President, led the country during one of its darkest periods, the War Between the States. Louis Braille, a man from France who developed the Braille method of reading and writing for the visually impaired.
Abraham Lincoln is honored with a commemorative silver dollar coin. The coin is made up of 90% silver, balanced by copper. The obverse has an engraving of President Lincoln, rendering him as if he were deep in thought. The reverse has an excerpt from Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. (500,000 minted)
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille is marked by a silver dollar coin that has readable Braille on the coin itself. The obverse shows a bust of Louis Braille, and the reverse shows a child reading Braille. The abbreviation “Brl” (in Braille) is above the child and the word “Independence” emblazons the bookshelf. (400,000 minted)
The American Veterans Disabled For Life silver dollar coin is 90% silver and 10% copper. It has the image of the legs and feet of wounded soldiers with the words above them “They Stood Up For Us” on the obverse. The reverse has a wreath supporting a group of oak branches surrounding the inscription honoring those who have disabled themselves defending the United States. (350,000 minted)
The Boy Scouts of America are honored with a silver dollar coin, comprised of 90% silver and ten percent copper. This coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the February 8, 1910 founding of the Boy Scouts. The obverse shows a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and a Girl Scout saluting, with the words “Continuing the Journey” above them. The reverse has an engraving of the official Boy Scout of America emblem and the inscription “Boy Scouts of America” directly above. (350,000 minted)
Written by Angela Sangster, Copyright 2010 CoinCollectorGuide.com