2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Available March 23

March 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that it will begin accepting orders for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar on March 23, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110–363) authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue silver one–dollar coins in commemoration of the centennial of the Boy Scouts of America. The mintage limit for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar is set at 350,000 coins across both product options, the proof and uncirculated versions of the coin, struck in 90 percent silver. Household orders will be limited to 100 units per option.

Pricing for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar is as follows.

PRODUCT CODE
DESCRIPTION
INTRODUCTORY PRICE REGULAR PRICE
BY1 Proof Silver Dollar $39.95 $43.95
BY2 Uncirculated Silver Dollar $33.95 $35.95

The introductory sales period ends on April 21, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. ET, when regular prices will go into effect.

The coin’s obverse (heads side) was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Donna Weaver and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Charles L. Vickers. The design depicts a Cub Scout in the foreground with a Boy Scout and a female Venturer in the background saluting. The Venturer represents how the Boy Scouts of America organization has evolved over the past century to serve all the youth of America, including girls. Inscriptions on the obverse are CONTINUING THE JOURNEY, 1910, 2010, IN GOD WE TRUST and LIBERTY.

The coin’s reverse (tails side) was sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Jim Licaretz. The design features the universal emblem of the Boy Scouts of America. Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, BE PREPARED, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DOLLAR.

Surcharges from sales of the commemorative coin are authorized to be paid to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation, which will make the funds available to local councils in the form of grants for the extension of Scouting in hard–to–serve areas.

Digital images of the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar are available at: /coins/%coin-program%/boy-scouts-of-america-centennial-silver-dollar.

Customers may order the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar at the United States Mint Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling TTY 1–888–321–MINT (6468). All domestic orders will be assessed a $4.95 shipping and handling fee.

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of March 23, 2010, 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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