Heads or Tails, We All Win
Starting February 28, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar is officially available for sale. It’s the first coin that the U.S. Mint has produced to commemorate a girls’ organization, and it was created especially to honor the next 100 years of Girl Scouting.
The heads side is inscribed with the words “Courage, Confidence, Character,” and shows images of three different Girl Scouts. The tails side features the Girl Scout Trefoil logo and a $1 mark. The coin is a lovely keepsake, or a good investment for Girl Scouts who are learning about Financial Literacy—for example, Daisies earning their Count It Up leaf, or older girls earning their Money Manager, Budgeting, and Financing My Future badges.
Because these coins are collectible, they cost more than their $1 face value. The price of silver is also factored in. The U.S. Mint has set the price at $59.95 for a proof-quality coin, which is a specially made coin distinguished by its sharpness of detail and brilliant, mirror-like surface. To purchase directly from the U.S. Mint, call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). You can also order the commemorative coin online. Orders received before 5 p.m. on March 29, 2013 will take advantage of introductory pricing of $54.95 for a proof-quality coin, and $50.95 for an uncirculated coin. Watch this coin video to see how the coin was made and to learn more about Girl Scout history.