2003 Alabama State Quarters
The obverse will continue to bear the familiar restored 1932 John Flannagan image of George Washington.
Helen Keller was born at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880. When she was a small child, an illness deprived her of sight and hearing, the senses by which we normally learn to speak. Despite her disabilities, Helen Keller learned to speak and read using the raised and manual alphabets, as well as Braille. Miss Keller also graduated with honors, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Radcliffe. She went on to publish numerous books, articles and essays. Helen Keller lived out her life addressing social issues for disabled persons and women. Every year at Ivy Green, a weeklong celebration is held to commemorate her lifetime of accomplishments and her Spirit of Courage.