Tactile marks on currencies
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by Tom
7M ago
This post is primarily created to help blind people who travel to a different country and would like a quick reference on how to recognize the local currencies. There is of course currency recognition apps which one can use, here I will only concentrate on currencies, which do have tactile features. I will explain how … The post Tactile marks on currencies appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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Recognizing coins with artificial intelligence
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
7M ago
Over the last year, many new opportunities became available for me to learn about coins with the use of artificial intelligence. These developments truly open a new chapter in what coin collecting could mean to me without vision. Previously I wrote a lot about recognizing coins with technology, so far what is still working and … The post Recognizing coins with artificial intelligence appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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Really BIG Money at the Smithsonian
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
9M ago
Recently I learned that the Smithsonian has a new accessible exhibit, called Really BIG Money. And you know me, I just need to check things like that, so I used the excuse that flying home from Cincinnati there was no direct flight and I had to switch flights in Washington DC. Layovers are where good … The post Really BIG Money at the Smithsonian appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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For the 10th birthday
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
1y ago
It’s been exactly ten years that I have started this blog. It has been transformed a few times, and it has also changed my life in many ways. Originally, I started to discuss the possibilities of collecting coins without vision. This gave me a couple of years worth of content, but let’s face it, there … The post For the 10th birthday appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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We will send people to Mars before the US will have tactile currency
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
1y ago
According to Coin World, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing confirmed that we will have a tactile $10 bill by 2026. The initiative is not new, the first research to print tactile Dollar bills started in the 1990’s. But let’s look at what this really means. Having one tactile note is a step in the … The post We will send people to Mars before the US will have tactile currency appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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The New Orleans Mint, when things don’t go well
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
2y ago
I spent the last week in New Orleans, and as soon as I found out about my trip, I started to prepare to visit the Mint museum. However, things didn’t turn out too well. Previously I was writing about fun travels and museum visits, and maybe a few years ago I wouldn’t have admitted what … The post The New Orleans Mint, when things don’t go well appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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New trend in tactile currencies
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
2y ago
Among the most recent tactile currency markings, a new trend is emerging: indicating the value using dot patterns. The idea is not new, it has been used in Canadda since 2004, but for some reason most recently it has been picked up by other countries. There are different ways of identifying currency for the visually … The post New trend in tactile currencies appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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Buying fake coins
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
3y ago
When you can’t see the coins you buy, sooner or later it is inevitable to buy a fake. One of the most frequent questions I get from people is how do I know if a coin is real or fake. The short answer is, I don’t. But there is much more to it,. Obviously, nobody … The post buying fake coins appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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Coin Descriptions on Numista
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
3y ago
If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that for the last few years, I was trying to figure out how to have coins described in great detail for blind people. I have to say, all my ventures have failed. The original idea was that blind people would understand what a coin … The post Coin Descriptions on Numista appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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IYDP coins of Portugal
Blind Coin Collector
by Tom
3y ago
Let’s continue the International Year of Disabled Persons coin series with Portugal. Portugal released two coins to commemorate the International Year of Disabled Persons, a 25 and a 100 Escudo. Though the official date of IYDP was 1981, these coins were released to circulation in 1984, for the opening of the XV. international rehabilitation congress. […] The post IYDP coins of Portugal appeared first on Blind Coin Collector ..read more
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