WASHINGTON — The United States Mint’s two 2013 commemorative coin programs are quickly coming to a close. The bureau will discontinue sales for the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar and 5–Star Generals Commemorative Coin Programs at noon Eastern Time (ET) on December 31, 2013. Information about each coin program is below.
Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar
This silver dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of the organization established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga. The sales price of each coin includes a $10 surcharge, which is authorized by Public Law 111–86 to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA. The organization will make the funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery. Available product options and their prices are as follows:
|G10||Proof Silver Dollar||$59.95|
|G11||Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$55.95|
|G12||Young Collectors Set||$54.95|
5–Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program
This program recognizes U.S. Army 5–Star Generals Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Henry “Hap” Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley – all alumni of or instructors at the Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The release of the coins coincides with the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the CGSC. Public Law 111–262 authorizes the bureau to collect surcharges from coin sales – $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 for each clad half–dollar. The funds are authorized to be paid to the CGSC Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college. Available product options and their prices are as follows:
|5G1||Proof $5 Gold Coin||$429.75*|
|5G2||Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin||$424.75*|
|5G3||Proof Silver Dollar||$59.95|
|5G4||Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$55.95|
|5G5||Proof Clad Half–Dollar||$21.95|
|5G6||Uncirculated Clad Half–Dollar||$20.95|
|5G8||5–Star Generals Profile Collection||$74.95|
*Pricing for the $5 gold coins may change according to the United States Mint’s pricing policy for numismatic products containing precious metals. Current pricing information is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/faqs-top-questions/payment-processing-charges-pricing.html.
Don’t miss the opportunity to add these coins or sets to your collection while also supporting the missions of these organizations. Place your order today at the United States Mint’s online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
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.