2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar

in US Mint Commemorative Coins

The 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar appears as one of two commemorative coin programs to be issued by the United States Mint in 2013. Designs found on the coins are emblematic of the centennial of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the USA.


A release date of February 28, 2013 has been set for the Girl Scout Silver Dollars by the US Mint. The silver dollars will be offered in both proof and uncirculated conditions with a maximum mintage of 350,000 across all product options.

The Girl Scout Coins were authorized with the passage of the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. It was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Jack Kingston of Georgia. The Act became Public Law 111-86 on October 29, 2009 when it was signed by President Obama.

“From their first meeting in Savannah of just 18 members, the Girl Scouts have grown into a worldwide organization,” said Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), who sponsored the measure.  “Today, Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy of friendship, education and ideals is shared by 3.7 million girls and women.  We should be very proud to live in a country where such an organization exists.”

Under the terms of the Act, a surcharge of $10 will be collected by the US Mint on the sale of each silver dollar. The surcharge will be forwarded to the "Girl Scouts of the United States of America to be made available for Girl Scout program development and delivery."

Specifications for the coins require them to be identical to other modern day commemorative silver dollars. This includes a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. They also feature a diameter of 1.500 inches and a total gross weight of 26.73 grams.

Designs for the silver dollar were unveiled by Girl Scouts of the USA National President Connie L. Lindsey and Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez at the 100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview and Dinner Under The Stars hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Shown on the obverse of each coin is three girls representing the different ages and diversity of the Scout program.


The obverse of the silver dollar was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox with sculpting completed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. Obverse inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER (key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement), 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.

Shown on the reverse of the silver dollar is a representation of the iconic Trefoil/profiles symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The design was completed by AIP Associate Designer Chris Costello with sculpting by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS

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