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July 15, 2013

Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set on Sale July 19

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for its 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set (product code G12) on July 19 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The set is priced at $54.95 and is limited to 50,000 units. 

The set includes a 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar presented in a tri-fold presentation folder with interesting historical information about the organization spanning the past 100 years.  The set also features "Mint Kids" and other characters in various scenes "guiding" the reader through the history of the organization.  A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the package. 

Orders will be accepted via the bureau's 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).   A $4.95 shipping and handling charge will be added to all domestic orders.

Public Law 111-86 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue silver dollar coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the organization established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga.  As required by the public law, the bureau is including in the sales price of each coin a $10 surcharge, which is authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA.  The organization will make the funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery.

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  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 July 19, 2013, 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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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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