One of two commemorative series issued by the United States Mint in 2013 is the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins. As the name of the coins indicate, the silver dollars are struck to honor the centennial of the Girl Scouts of the USA and feature obverse and reverse imagery emblematic of that organization.
The United States Mint released the Girl Scouts Commemorative Silver Dollars for sale to the public on February 28, 2013. The proof quality coin was initially available for $54.95 and the uncirculated coin was sold for $50.95. On March 29th, those prices each went up by $5 following the end of the introductory pricing. Maximum mintage across all product options was capped at 350,000 by the law which authorized them.
These coins feature the standard specifications of modern commemorative silver dollars. This includes a composition of 90% silver with a diameter of 1.5 inches.
The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. Since then, over 59 million women have been positively influenced by the activities of the organization.
Also offered by the United States Mint in 2013 were the 2013 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins issued under the 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Program.
Silver Dollar Information
These coins were authorized by Congress with the passage of the Girl Scouts USA Centennial
Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 111-86). This act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 29, 2009.
The obverse of the coins contain a design depicting three girls representing the different ages and the diversity of the Girls Scouts of the USA. It 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 along with 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The 100th anniversary Trefoil of the Girl Scouts is also shown.
Offered on the reverse of the silver dollar is a depiction of the iconic Trefoil/profiles symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The reverse was designed by AIP Associate Designer Chris Costello with sculpting completed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.
These coins are all struck to either proof or uncirculated condition from 90% silver with a total weight of 26.73 grams. Congress dictated that the maximum mintage of the release will be 350,000 across all product options.
A surcharge of $10 is collected on the sale of each silver dollar. This surcharge will be forwarded by the US Mint to the Girl Scouts of the USA for program development and delivery.
2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Specifications
|Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Qualities:||Proof and Uncirculated|
|Maximum Mintage:||350,000 across all product options|
|Minting Facility:||West Point|
|Obverse Designer / Sculptor:||Barbara Fox / Phebe Hemphill|
|Reverse Designer / Sculptor:||Chris Costello / Joseph Menna|