Photographic images of the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars were revealed this week by the United States Mint. Along with those images, prices of the upcoming commemorative coins have also been published.
2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollars will launch on February 28, 2013 in both proof and uncirculated qualities. According to the U.S. Mint, the coins will debut at discounted introductory prices with regular pricing taking effect about one month later.
The 2013-W Proof Girl Scouts Silver Dollar will sell for $54.95 with the 2013-W Uncirculated Girl Scouts Silver Dollar offered for $50.95. That introductory pricing will end at 5 p.m. (ET) on March 29, 2013. Regular pricing for the commemorate coins is $5 higher, or $59.95 for the proof silver dollar and $55.95 for the uncirculated silver dollar.
Congress authorized each silver dollar under the Girl Scouts USA Centennial
Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 111-86).
The Act requires the Secretary of the Treasury to strike up to 350,000 silver dollars "in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America."
The Girl Scouts organization was established on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. From that small start, the Girl Scouts of the USA has grown to include over 3.2 million girls and adult leaders. It is the nation’s leading organization for character and skills building for girls in the United States.
In designs first revealed in September, on the obverse of every silver dollar is an image of three young girls to symbolize the different ages and diversity of the Girl Scouts of the USA. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox designed this image. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill completed its sculpting.
Obverse inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement. There is also a 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol to signify the centennial anniversary. Additional inscriptions include 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
Offered on the reverse of the commemorative coins is the iconic Trefoil/profiles symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA. AIP Associate Designer Chris Costello designed it with sculpting done by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.
Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.
Each coin is in 90% silver and 10% copper to a diameter of 1.5 inches. The U.S. Mint facility in West Point strikes the silver dollars. A denoting West Point ‘W’ mint mark is on the obverse.
When released, anyone interested may place orders for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars through the United States Mint website. Its online store is at http://catalog.usmint.gov. Telephone orders are accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The mintage of the release is 350,000 across all product options, as previously mentioned. Currently, the U.S. Mint indicates that no household order limits are in place.