2 Rupees Louis Braille 1809-2009
2009 – BIRTH BI-CENTENARY OF LOUIS BRAILLE, 1809 – 2009,
Louis Braille was born in 1809, in France. Due to an accident he lost his eye sight at the age of
three. He invented the Braille script using 6 dots, in which the position of the different dots
represent the different letters of the alphabet and this script enabled thousands of blind people
around the world to read and write, India issued this coin in commemoration of bi-centenary of
This 2 rupees coin was issued on 4.1.2009 in his commemoration for general circulation.
Another 100 rupees coin was issued on this occassion, as uncirculated / proof specimen.
REVERSE:-The reverse of this coin shows the effigy of LOUIS BRAILLE. Thedots below his
figure, in Braille script reads: “L.BRL”, short for Louis Braille. The legend ‘LOUIS BRAILLE’
in both English and Hindi appear in the top half of the periphery. The year ‘1809’ is inscribed to
the left side and ‘2009’ to the right side of his effigy.
OBSERVE -- The face of the coin is divided by 2 horizontal lines into three portions. The top
portion contains words “Bharat” in Hindi and "INDIA" in English, The bottom portion shows
"Rupaye" in Hindi and "RUPEES" in English.The center portion bears the “Lion capitol” of
Ashok Pillar with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below, the prominent
International numeral “2” indicates the denomination.
MINTED AT: - BOMBAY, CALCUTTA, HYDERABAD
Return policy : Cancellation charges may apply
Metal: Ferratic Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.62 Grams
Size: 27 mm
Mint: Bombay(C), Calcutta(C), Hyderabad(C)
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