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 legislation authorizing the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Program (Public Law 111-86) (Act), signed into law on October 29, 2009, requires the Secretary of the Treasury 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 Act was passed in honor of Girl Scouts and the achievements of the millions of women across the Nation whose lives have been influenced by Girl Scouting.
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.
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.
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. Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement. The 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol signifies the centennial anniversary. Additional inscriptions are 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
The reverse (tails) design depicts the iconic Profiles of Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.
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.
|Weight:||26.730 grams nominal|
|Diameter:||1.5000 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)|
|Composition:||90 percent silver, 10 percent copper|
|Mintage Limit:||350,000 across all product options|