The Alabama quarter celebrates the spirit of courage. Above the “Spirit of Courage” banner is the image of Helen Keller, a truly courageous woman. Although she couldn’t see or hear, she worked hard to do some amazing things, such as write books, give speeches, read raised letters and Braille, and earn a degree at college.
Braille is a special code of raised dots that stand for letters, so many languages can be written in Braille for blind people around the world. In the image, Ms. Keller is reading from a Braille book, and her name is written on the coin in Braille letters.
Nickname: The Yellowhammer State
Statehood: December 14, 1819