35 Cent 1975 - 150th Anniversary of Braille


35 Cent 1975 - 150th Anniversary of Braille
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General Description : Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired, and found in books, on menus, signs, elevator buttons, and currency. Braille-users can read computer screens and other electronic supports thanks to refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with a slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille note-taker, or on a computer that prints with a braille embosser.

Braille is named after its creator, Frenchman Louis Braille, who went blind following a childhood accident. At the age of 15, Braille developed his code for the French alphabet in 1824 as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first digital (binary) form of writing.
Material Gold
Face value 35 Cent
Catalog code (Michel) 1057
Catalog code NL-1077
Print run 12.500.000
Issue date 07/10/1975
Designer Antoinette Lucassen - van Oeffel
Paper type Fosforescent paper
Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen
Perforation 12 3/4 x 14
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