2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Designs

September 25, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Final design selections for the commemorative 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar were unveiled Saturday by officials of the organization.

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Designs

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Designs

Girl Scouts of the USA National President Connie L. Lindsey and Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez presented the chosen designs at the 100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview and Dinner Under The Stars hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.

The silver dollar was authorized by Congress with the passage of the Girl Scout Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 111-86). The act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 29, 2009.

Under the terms of the act, up to 350,000 silver dollar commemorative coins in proof and uncirculated qualities may be issued to celebrate the centennial of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The coins will be released in early 2013.

Silver Dollar Designs

The newly unveiled obverse design depicts three girls, representing the different ages and diversity of the Girls Scouts of the USA along with the 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol. Obverse inscriptions will include elements of the organization’s mission statement of COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER.

United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox designed the obverse which will be sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. Additional obverse inscriptions include 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.

Shown on the reverse of the coin will be the iconic Trefoil/profiles symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA, as designed by AIP Associate Designer Chris Costello. Executing the reverse design will be United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Reverse inscriptions will include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.

These coins will be struck to the standard specifications for modern commemorative silver dollars from the United States Mint. This includes a composition of 90% silver and a diameter of 1.5 inches.

A surcharge of $10 will be collected by the U.S. Mint on the sale of each silver dollar. These surcharges, as directed by the authorizing law for the coins, will be forwarded to the Girl Scouts of the USA to be used for Girl Scout program development and delivery.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America was founded on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. From the eighteen girls of her original troop, the organization has grown to encompass well over 2 million youths and close to a million adults. Over 50 million American women have participated in the Girls Scouts in their lifetime.


4 Responses to “2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Designs”
  1. don donaldson says:

    darrin are you related to the unser’s in illinois? i am

  2. davo says:

    shouldn’t there be a boy on there? jk

  3. Kathy says:

    When and where will this commemorative coin be available?

  4. Silver Coins Today Staff says:

    Kathy, no release date has been announced yet. This year’s two different commemorative coin programs debuted in February and March. That likely suggests a February release for the Girl Scouts coins. When they launch, they will be available at http://www.usmint.gov.

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