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THE NATION | IN BRIEF

AND FINALLY ...Heads Up or Down, It Has the Right Touch

March 25, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The first U.S. circulating coin with Braille markings was unveiled -- a quarter honoring Helen Keller, a pioneer for the rights of the disabled who overcame blindness and deafness.

The coin includes a picture of Keller, who died in 1968, with her name in text and Braille, the writing system for the blind.

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