United States Mint to Accept Orders for Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar February 28
WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar on February 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 111-86 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue the silver dollar coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the organization established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga.
The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar will be available in both proof and uncirculated qualities. Pricing is as follows:
Proof Silver Dollar
Uncirculated Silver Dollar
*The introductory sales period ends on March 29, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.
In accordance with Public Law 111-86, mintage is limited to 350,000 coins across all product options. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof and uncirculated coins produced. A Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set will also be available later in the year. The set will be limited to 50,000 units and will include the uncirculated silver dollar. Public Law 111-86 also requires the bureau to collect a $10 surcharge from the sale of each coin. The funds are authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA, which will make funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery.
The United States Mint accepts orders at its online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Customers should add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling. There is no household order limit.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of February 28, 2013, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.
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