Sunday, December 20, 2009

A touch of Genius

Issued year - 2009, September
The bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille coin, along with the others depicted in the image were also sent by Bernard, in exchange for several portuguese ones.
In the French town of Coupvray, near Paris, there stands a little stone house that, in 1809, was the home of the local harness maker, Simon René Braille, his wife Monique, and their growing family. On January 4th of that year, the house grew a little livelier with the birth of their fourth child, Louis. Louis was a bright and inquisitive child, characteristics that were to play a role both in the tragic accident that caused his blindness and in his triumph over the limitations to reading that were the normal consequences of blindness at that time...See last post and the next ones
Issuing volume: 5.000.000

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