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State Quarter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An image of Hellen Keller, a longleaf pine branch and magnolias as well as the words "Spirit of Courage," will be under Keller's image on the Alabama quarter.

The state's quarter is the second coin in the U.S. Mint's 50 State Quarter Program to be released this year. It is also the first circulating coin to contain Braille. Keller's name is also printed in English.

The coin goes on sale March 17 at 11 a.m.

Each quarter's reverse side celebrates one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions and symbols.

The coins be ordered either online from the U.S. Mint or call (800) USA-MINT. The quarters will also be sold at local banks, but they will not have the special wrapping as those purchased from the U.S. Mint.


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