2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollars Priced, Sales Begin Feb. 28

February 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales begin Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars.

2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollars - Proof and Uncirculated

2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollars – Proof and Uncirculated

U.S. Mint product pages are now published for the silver coins that contain prices, images and release details. This information is summarized below.

To be sold in numismatic proof and uncirculated qualities, the U.S. Mint is offering introductory pricing that will last a month before the silver coins return to regular prices that are $5 more. The following table offers a pricing breakdown:

Silver Coins Introductory
2013-W Proof Girl Scouts Silver Dollars $54.95 $59.95
2013-W Uncirculated Girl Scouts Silver Dollars $50.95 $55.95


*The regular prices will go into effect after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 29, 2013.

Authorized by Public Law 111-86, the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act that was signed into law on Oct. 29, 2009, the U.S. Mint will produce up to 350,000 of these silver coins across all product options.

Specifications of Silver Coins

These silver dollars are composed from 90% silver and 10% copper, the standard composition for modern silver commemoratives. Each coin weighs 26.730 grams, has a diameter of 1.500 inches and a reeded edge. They are produced at the U.S. Mint facility in West Point.

Commemorative Coin Designs

Designs for the silver dollars were first revealed in September. Obverses or heads side of each depict three girls who represent the different ages and diversity of Girl Scouts of the USA.

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar - Obverse

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar – Obverse

Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, which are key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement. There is also a 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol that signifies the centennial anniversary. Additional inscriptions include 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. West Point’s "W" mint mark is also shown. The entire obverse was designed by Barbara Fox and engraved by Phebe Hemphill.

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar - Reverse

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar – Reverse

Reverses of the silver coins, designed by Chris Costello and Joseph Menna, depict the iconic profiles of Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, its denomination of $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.

Commemorative Surcharges

Already included in the prices listed above, sales of each silver coin have a $10 surcharge that goes to the Girl Scouts of the USA for program development and delivery.

Order Information

When released at noon (ET) on the Feb. 28, the Girl Scouts Silver Dollars can be ordered from the U.S. Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.

The U.S. Mint indicates that there are no household ordering limits. Generally, sales of commemorative coins end in mid-December, unless a sellout happens earlier. Public Law 111-86 states that these silver coins may only be sold during calendar year 2013.

Other Information

This site’s silver coin guide also includes information about the Girl Scouts Silver Dollars.

The other U.S. Mint Commemorative Coin Program for 2013 honors 5-Star Generals and the anniversary of the founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC).

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