Extremely popular 2010 Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins were released by the United States Mint as the second commemorative of 2010, following the Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollar issue. Each centennial commemorative coin pays tribute to the Boy Scouts of America and the one hundred years of service it has given.
Authorized by the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 100-363), which was signed into law on October 8, 2008, the U.S. Mint produced both proof and uncirculated versions of the silver coins. A maximum mintage of 350,000 coins was put into place by the authorizing law, and all were sold.
Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Commemorative Information
The US Mint released the Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin on March 23, 2010 to celebrate the centennial of the organization. Proof silver dollars initially sold for $39.95 while the uncirculated silver dollar sold for $33.95, both their introductory prices.
A sell-out of the uncirculated commemorative coin was indicated on April 26, 2010 when the Mint placed them on a "Waiting List Only" option, signifying the entire uncirculated mintage had been sold. Proof Boy Scouts Silver Dollars were available until June 18, 2010, when their status was also changed to "Waiting List Only."
Surcharges of $10 were included in the sale price from the US Mint, as directed by the authorizing legislation. Those surcharges, totaling $3.5 million, were to be forwarded to the BSA National Foundation to continue its work.
The Boy Scouts Silver Dollar obverse features images three youth members of the Scouting organization: a Cub Scout, a female Venturer and a Boy Scout are shown. All three are in full uniform and all three are giving a salute. Surrounding the Scouts are the inscriptions CONTINUING THE JOURNEY, 1910, 2010, IN GOD WE TRUST and LIBERTY. It was designed by Donna Weaver and engraved by Charles Vickers.
The universal emblem of the Boy Scouts of America is shown on the reverse of the silver dollar coin. It was engraved by Jim Licaretz. Also shown on the reverse are the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, BE PREPARED, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DOLLAR.
Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Coin Specifications
|Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Total Estimated Mintage:||350,000|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (P)|
|Obverse Design:||Three members of the Scouts|
|Obverse Designer / Engraver:||Donna Weaver / Charles Vickers|
|Reverse Design:||Boy Scouts of America Universal Emblem|
|Reverse Engraver:||Thomas Cleveland / Joseph Menna|