On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled the designs of the United States Mint’s commemorative 2013 Girl Scouts USA Centennial Silver Dollar.
Update: The Girl Scouts silver dollars launched on February 28, 2013.
The event took place in Dallas, Texas, in front of a party of approximately 500 at the 100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview and Dinner Under The Stars hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Making the presentation were Girl Scouts of the USA National President Connie L. Lindsey and Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez.
"And Connie and I, because you guys are from Texas, wanted to unveil a major, major milestone in the Girl Scout history. Connie and I have the pleasure of officially unveiling our commemorative coin that will symbolically launch us into our new century of service to girls. Officially, it’s known as the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Silver Dollar." Chávez stated.
Public Law No: 111-86, the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, instructs the Secretary of the Treasury, and thus the U.S. Mint, to strike the commemoratives in celebration of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The act was championed by Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) and signed into law by President Obama on October 29, 2009 in front of Connie L. Lindsey and five other Girl Scouts. The organization celebrated its 100th anniversary on March 12, 2012.
Designed by Barbara Fox and to be engraved by Phebe Hemphill of the U.S. Mint, the obverse depicts the faces of three girls, each representing different ages and diversity of Girl Scouts, with the 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol below them. Surrounding the girls are the inscriptions COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, CHARACTER, 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
A depiction of the Girl Scouts’ iconic Trefoil symbol with female profiles within will be found on the reverse of the commemorative coin. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS. The reverse was designed by Chris Costello and will be engraved by Joseph Menna.
Upon the end of the design presentation, Lindsey proclaimed, "As I said, it’s a beautiful coin, so it’s going to be a great keepsake, and you’ll certainly want one because once the supply is gone … there will never be another one like it. Our movement will benefit greatly from the sale. So thank you again for your support of Girl Scouts."
Up to 350,000 silver coins will be sold next year under the program, but an exact launch date has not been announced. Buyers will have the choice of collector proof and uncirculated qualities. All surcharges, $10 per coin, will be given to Girl Scouts of the USA to further the Girl Scout program development and delivery.