Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

In 2013, the United States Mint will honor the centennial of Girl Scouts of the USA with the minting of a commemorative coin. The designs of the coins are emblematic of the centennial of the establishment of Girl Scouts of the USA.

The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to mint and issue up to 350,000 silver dollar coins in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. As authorized, the United States Mint will produce silver dollar coins in proof and uncirculated qualities. The coin honors Girl Scouts and the achievements of the millions of women across the Nation whose lives have been influenced by Girl Scouting.

The Girl Scouts Organization

The Girl Scouts organization was established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. It was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950. Today, there are more than 3.2 million members throughout the U.S. and its territories. Members of Girl Scouts of the USA are part of an international family of 10 million girls and adults. Today, it is the world’s pre-eminent leadership organization dedicated solely to girls, building character and skills for success.

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Recipient Organization: Girl Scouts of the USA

Surcharges from this commemorative coin program are authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA, which will make funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

The obverse (heads side) design was inspired by both the historical and contemporary aspects of Girl Scouting and by its mission statement: "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." It depicts three girls who represent the different ages and diversity of Girl Scouts of the USA. The 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol signifies the centennial anniversary.

The reverse (tails) design depicts the iconic Profiles of Girl Scouts of the.

Both designs were approved by the Department of the Treasury on July 20, 2012, at the recommendation of the United States Mint, after consultation with Girl Scouts of the USA and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, as well as review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER
  • 2013
  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • $1
  • GIRL SCOUTS

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
Composition: 90 percent silver; 10 percent copper
Diameter: 1.5000 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)
Mintage Limit: 350,000 across all product options

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse

Related Information

Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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