Hey Folks, I need your help with a project I am working on for the Smithsonian Numismatic Collection. The resulting display (note: it will get carted out and be presented with a docent) will allow children and the visually impaired to learn about US coins, hold large examples in their hand, and have fun. The exhibit is also intended to be shipped to schools for the visually impaired in order to allow for those who cannot get to the Smithsonian to have access to the coins. What do I need from you? I need very specific descriptions of the obverse and reverse of coins. When I say specific, I mean down to the number of diamonds and feathers on the IHC. The idea is that a visually impaired person can read your description and trace their fingers along the coin and follow along. Most visually impaired folks only understand our denominations based on the size and weight of the coin as the designs are too small to be felt. (Imagine the only way you could look at the coin was with closed eyes and are using a script to tell you what you are feeling) I also need the history of the coin. Specifically, when it was minted, perhaps any varieties like metal composition changes, and maybe why the coin was minted. What is in it for you? Besides the awesome opportunity to bring the joy of numismatics to children and the visually impaired, you get the opportunity to put your name or a dedication to a loved one at the bottom of your description. I will ensure they are printed on every sheet and those who read your description will know who it came from or to whom it is dedicated. Once I receive your inputs, I will be working with a visually impaired friend of mine to print these on a single sheet of paper, half print, half Braille. This will keep the document versatile for the kids and the visually impaired. If you have any coin you are interested in providing the description for, please post here so we can keep track of who is working on what. I will, of course, message you privately to work out details. Donations are always appreciated. That can come in terms of excess 3" replicas of these coins that you have, or funds to purchase more and cover the cost of printing documents in Braille. It would be great to have duplicates of every coin and description so more than one person can examine the coin at once. I will provide a full accounting of every donation received whether it be print, coin, or funds (I will leave anonymous donor names off of the accounting but the amount will remain). I will also provide updates as the project moves along. Please note that I am only requesting US Coins because of the accessibility I have to them. If you want to participate and have a 3D replica of a world coin you would like to donate, please do not hesitate! As of yet, I have spent $59.48 on acquiring one of each of the replicas. I have also received a donation of an 1877 IHC replica from @Mad Stax Thank you so much for helping with the cause! Oh, and if you have access to a 3D scanner and want to help me scan these and make even bigger designs (I have access to 3D printers, just not good scanners) please let me know! Thank you for your time and attention! Brandon Here are the coins (medals) I have now; they are 3" in diameter.