Debut sales figures for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars have been released by the United States Mint.
According to those figures, a total of 41,624 of the commemorative coins were ordered from the U.S. Mint during their first five days on sale.
2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollars launched on February 28, 2013. Both proof and uncirculated versions of the coin are available to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Breaking out the sales figures by finish shows that proof coins are preferred, as is usually the case. Of those sold, 29,331 were for 2013-W Proof Girl Scouts Proof Silver Dollars and 12,293 were for 2013-Uncirculated Girl Scouts Proof Silver Dollars. That equates to more than two proof quality coins for every uncirculated coin.
Comparing these sales to past commemoratives indicates the final Girl Scout coin mintages could end up relatively low. Last year’s 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars saw opening five-day sales of 54,675 coins across the proof, uncirculated and Defenders of Freedom Set.
Debut sales of the Girl Scouts Silver Dollars are also lower than those for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins. In their starting seven days, a total of 69,406 silver dollars sold.
Another interesting comparison is the debut sales of the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollars. In their first six days of release, a total of 214,673 were ordered from the U.S. Mint.
Those interested in ordering one the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars may do so directly from the U.S. Mint website, found here. They are available at introductory prices of $54.95 for the proof coin and $50.95 for the uncirculated. Intro pricing ends after 5 PM ET on March 29, 2013. Prices for the commemorative coins will increase by $5 at that time.
The obverse of each coin contains the likeness of three different Girl Scouts representing the diversity of the Scout program. Shown on the reverse is the iconic Girl Scout emblem showing three silhouetted faces of Girl Scouts.
Maximum mintage of the release is limited to 350,000. Each dollar is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Their sales include a $10 surcharge. Collected funds are made available for Girl Scout program development and delivery.