Summary: H.R.2872 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 109-247 (07/27/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on February 28, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Louis Braille Bicentennial--Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $1 coins emblematic of the life and legacy of Louis Braille.

Requires the design on the obverse to bear a representation of the image of Louis Braille.

Requires the design on the reverse to emphasize Braille literacy and to include the word for Braille in Braille code in a way that substantially complies with Specification 800 of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress specifications for Braille, and is tactilely indiscernible from printed or written Braille.

Authorizes the Secretary to issue such coins only during 2009.

Subjects all coin sales to a surcharge of $10 per coin, except when issuance of a coin would exceed the annual two commermorative coin program issuance limitation.

Requires all surcharges to be promptly paid by the Secretary to the National Federation of the Blind to further its programs to promote Braille literacy.