[contextazon id=’1′]It’s official, we have a release date for the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar! Mark your calendar for February 28, 2013.
Designs for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar were unveiled by Girl Scouts of the USA National President Connie L. Lindsey and Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez before hundreds of guests at the100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview and Dinner Under The Stars hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. The commemorative coin, authorized by Public Law 111-86, honors the 100th anniversary of the organization established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.
The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, signed into law in 2009, authorized the minting of up to 350,000 silver dollar coins in commemoration of the yearlong celebration of our 100th anniversary. On September 22, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled the design of the coin at the Gala 100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview & Dinner Under the Stars, hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, with Connie L. Lindsey, our National President, and Anna Maria Chávez, our CEO.
The coin will be available for sale starting February 28, 2013. (We don’t have an exact price yet, but sign up for email updates at the top of this page.) A surcharge from the sale of each coin is authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA’s national program development and delivery, which helps girls grow into their best selves. And the coolest part? This is the first time the United States Mint has produced a commemorative coin dedicated to a girls’ organization!
The Girl Scouts Organization
The Girl Scouts organization was established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. It was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950. Today, there are more than 3.1 million members in 47,744 troops throughout the U.S. and its territories. Members of the Girl Scouts are part of an international family of 10 million girls and adults. Today, it is the world’s pre-eminent leadership organization dedicated solely to girls, building character and skills for success.
The obverse (heads side) design was inspired by both the historical and contemporary aspects of Girl Scouting and by its mission statement: “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” It depicts three girls who represent the different ages and diversity of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement. The 100th anniversary trefoil symbol signifies the centennial anniversary. Additional inscriptions are 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
The reverse (tails) design depicts the iconic trefoil/profiles symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.
Both designs were approved by the Department of the Treasury on July 20, 2012, at the recommendation of the United States Mint, after consultation with the Girl Scouts of the USA and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, as well as review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
Diameter: 1.5000 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)
Composition: 90 percent silver, 10 percent copper
Mintage Limit: 350,000 across all product options