The Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, signed into law in 2009, authorized the minting of up to 350,000 silver dollar coins in commemoration of the yearlong celebration of our 100th anniversary. On September 22, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled the design of the coin at the Gala 100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview & Dinner Under the Stars, hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, with Connie L. Lindsey, our National President, and Anna Maria Chávez, our CEO.
The coin will be available for sale starting in early 2013. (We don’t have an exact price yet, but sign up for email updates.) A surcharge from the sale of each coin is authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA’s national program development and delivery, which helps girls grow into their best selves. And the coolest part? This is the first time the United States Mint has produced a commemorative coin dedicated to a girls’ organization!
Q: Why is the coin being issued in 2013?
A: The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, the law that provides for the minting of these coins, specifies that they are to be issued during calendar year 2013. The coin will mark the end of the yearlong celebration of our 100th anniversary, moving us into the second century of Girl Scouting.
Q: What are the coin specifications?
A: The Girl Scouts USA Centennial Silver Dollar weighs 26.73 grams, is 1.5 inches in diameter, and contains 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
Q: How many of the coins will be made?
A: The United States Mint will produce a maximum of 350,000 across all product options.
Q: Can the coins be sold in council shops?
A: Yes, councils will be able to order coins directly from the United States Mint and sell them in their shops. GSUSA will provide guidance when that information is available. They will also be sold by the United States Mint by mail order and online at www.usmint.gov.