In what has to be a first, an item of numismatic literature will be the featured exhibit at an upcoming coin show. -EditorA Merchandiser in 1970 relates a story, Davyd Pepito, a blind 17-year-old coin collector in California, was in need of a Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book") in Braille. The nonprofit group Uncap International took on the challenge and produced a nine-volume Braille edition of the 1969 Red Book.
Gifts to the National Federation of the Blind will be accepted during the show, with stations set up at the exhibit. By donating to the National Federation of the Blind, you can help make a significant difference in the lives of blind people across the country. (The National Federation of the Blind is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax deductible.) Anyone donating $10 or more at the show will receive a special limited-edition commemorative elongated coin (while supplies last), compliments of the Richard Mantia family.
The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta Expo will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Northwest Atlanta, August 2123, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Parking and admission is free.
To read the complete article, see: Unique Braille Edition of the 1969 Red Book on Exhibit (http://www.whitmanexpo.com/contentPages/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=61)
To read the complete article, see: Rich Mantia's Redbook photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/coinbooks/sets/72157604113900589/show/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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