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Swing for the Fences

Apr 12, 2013

U.S. Mint h.i.p. pocket change Kids' Baseball Coin Design Challenge pageIn February, Girl Scouts of the USA was recognized by the U.S. Mint with the Centennial Silver Dollar. It was the first coin to commemorate a girls’ organization, and was created especially to honor the next 100 years of Girl Scouting. Now, girls who are learning about financial literacy can get creative and design a coin of your own!

The Kids’ Baseball Coin Design Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Mint, is asking kids ages 13 and under to create a coin design that captures the theme “What’s Great About Baseball.” You can use pencil, pen, markers, paint, or design software to express your love of the game. So whether you like catching fly balls or eating hot dogs, you can take what you like best about America’s favorite pastime and submit your entry online. Then, get your family, friends, and Girl Scout sisters to vote, and you could win a prize!

The challenge is open now and runs through May 23. There are three age categories (5 and younger; 6 to 10 years old; 11 to 13 years old). One grand-prize winner in each age group will receive a National Baseball Hall of Fame $1 Silver Commemorative Coin. Step up to the plate and create your best coin design. Who knows? You might hit a home run!