Saturday, March 17, 2012

Helen Keller on Alabama's Quarter

On this date (March 17) in 2003, Alabama's official state quarter, featuring Helen Keller, went on sale at the US Mint. A ceremony marked the occasion one week later at Ivy Green Estate, the birthplace of Keller in Tuscumbia. The blind and deaf Alabamian opened many doors for the disabled. The quarter design features Keller's image with her name printed in English and a reduced version of Braille, along with
a "Spirit of Courage" banner.