Theme: 2 € commemorative Italy 2009 commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille (1809-1852).
Tirage : 2,000 000 copies
Description: The inner part of the piece represents a hand practicing the touching of an open book.
Above the index, which points to the vertical inscription LOUIS BRAILLE 1809-2009, two birds symbolize the freedom of knowledge. The indication of the RI issuing country is on the top right, that of the R monetary workshop on the bottom right. Under the book, the name of Braille is written in the alphabet of which he is the inventor. Downstairs, the MCC initials of the artist Maria Carmela Colanéri.
The outer ring of the coin represents the twelve stars of the European flag.
- Louis Braille, born on 4 January 1809 in Coupvray (near Paris), died on 6 January 1852, is the inventor of the Braille writing system for people with blindness or visually impaired.