NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar will go on sale to the public on February 28 at noon (Eastern Time).
The coin will be available at $55.95 for uncirculated and $59.95 for proof quality. Orders placed prior to 5 p.m. March 29 will receive a special introductory pricing of $50.95 for uncirculated and $54.95 for proof quality.
2013 Girl Scouts Centennial Silver Dollar will be available through the United States Mint at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) or online at www.usmint.gov (click on Shop, then Commemoratives).
The commemorative coin honoring 100 years of Girl Scouting was designed and produced by the United States Mint as one of two commemorative programs this year. It will feature three Girl Scouts on the obverse (heads) side and the iconic organization's trefoil logo on the reverse (tails) side.
"What an incredible moment it will be in the history of the Girl Scout Movement when the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar goes on sale for all to purchase," said Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez. "It is a beautiful coin, and a fitting tribute to our 100-year legacy of instilling the values of leadership, confidence and character in girls across America. The 59 million alumnae who have worn the Girl Scout uniform proudly are a testament to what Girl Scouting can do; becoming leaders who have helped make our nation and our world a better place. We enter our second century of service to girls poised for even greater things, and I can't imagine a better way to launch our next 100 years than with the minting of our commemorative coin."
The coin arrives as GSUSA marks the close of its 100th anniversary on March 12 and begins its next 100 years of serving girls. The anniversary year has been marked by Girl Scout centennial celebrations across the country, from Savannah, Georgia, where the organization was founded in 1912, to Washington, D.C., and beyond.
The bills authorizing the United States Mint to mint and issue up to 350,000 of the silver dollar coins passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in October 2009. President Obama signed the legislation on October 29, 2009.
The obverse, or heads, side of the coin includes portraits of three girls of different ages and backgrounds meant to represent the diversity of Girl Scouts. It was designed by the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Progam (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox. The inscription includes the words COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, CHARACTER, which reflect the Girl Scouts' mission to "build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." The design also includes the Girl Scouts' 100th-anniversary logo.
The reverse side of the coin was designed by the United States Mint's AIP Associate Designer Chris Costello. It features the Girl Scouts' trefoil logo, and the inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, GIRL SCOUTS, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and $1.
A surcharge from the sale of each coin is authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA for national program development and delivery.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in more than 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA-4-U or (212) 852-8000, or visit www.girlscouts.org.
SOURCE Girl Scouts of the USA