Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How the Blind Know What Coins they have.

Today I pass my Thirty-Four thousand views mark. Thank you to everyone who has read my posts over the years. I appreciate the time that you have taken to read my posts.

Now for today's post.

How do blind people know what coins they have?


In the United States we only have four coins, thankfully all different sizes but also all round discs. So I created this video to help show you how a blind person in the U.S. whether resident or just visiting can identify the four coins in general circulation.


This is a great skill for anyone to learn, sighted or visually impaired. You can learn the coins from any nation quickly  testing shape, finding a smooth edge or milled (rough ) edge. Just picture yourself in a dark parking lot at night, poor lighting and a hungry meter to fill. Slip a hand into a pocket or purse and find the coins safely in there. Pull out the coin you need rather than risking spilling handfuls over the floor.

I used to find coins all over parking lots where people had dropped coins from pockets in England, one year I totalled my records of places to find coins, my best was parking lot ticket machines collecting over one hundred British pounds in one year from just the ground around two machines, even at todays exchange rate that is over $140 U.S. dropped coins.

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