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2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar

Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Coins go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. (CT)

Purchase now or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468)
2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Proof Silver Dollar Obverse
2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Proof Silver Dollar Reverse


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.

Coin Designs

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.

Coin Specifications:

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


Frequently Asked Questions

As you know, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar will go on sale February 28, 2013. We are pleased to announce the United States Mint has set the price, which can be found below.

Q: How many of the coins will be made?
A: The United States Mint will produce a maximum of 350,000 across all product options. The silver dollar coins will be issued in both uncirculated and proof qualities and are legal tender.

Q: What’s the difference between the uncirculated and proof qualities?
A: Proof quality commemorative coins are made from highly polished planchets (coin blanks) and dies and are struck more than once to accent the design. Proof coins receive the highest quality strike possible and can be distinguished by their mirrored background and frosted foreground. Uncirculated quality commemorative coins are manufactured using the same process as circulating coins but with quality enhancements such as high coining force and early strikes from dies. To learn more about commemorative coins, visit the United States Mint’s program information pages.

Q: How much will the coins be sold for?
A: The price of the coin will be $55.95 for uncirculated and $59.95 for proof. Orders received by 5 p.m. March 29, 2013 will take advantage of introductory pricing at $54.95 for proof quality and $50.95 for uncirculated quality. Shipping is $4.95 per order.

Q: How do I purchase a coin from the United States Mint?
A: On February 28, 2013, you can either call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) or order online. Feel free to request a brochure with an order card directly from the United States Mint, by calling the above phone number.

Q: Will Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) benefit from the sale of these coins?
A: GSUSA is authorized to receive a surcharge of $10 per coin sold after the United States Mint has recouped all of their costs and has verified that GSUSA has recorded matching funds equal to the surcharges GSUSA is to receive from the United States Mint. Per the legislation passed by the Congress authorizing the coin, surcharges received by GSUSA are to be used for Girl Scout program development and delivery. Plans for specific use of the surcharges will be discussed as part of FY2014 planning and budgeting.

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