WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Designs for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar were unveiled by Girl Scouts of the USA National President Connie L. Lindsey and Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez before hundreds of guests at the100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview and Dinner Under The Stars hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
The commemorative coin, authorized by Public Law 111-86, honors the 100th anniversary of the organization established on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.
The obverse (heads side) design, by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox, depicts three girls who represent the different ages and the diversity of the Girls Scouts of the USA. Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement.
Additional inscriptions are 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol signifies its centennial anniversary. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill will execute the obverse design.
The reverse (tails side) design, by AIP Associate Designer Chris Costello, depicts the iconic Trefoil/profiles symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna will execute the reverse design.
As authorized, the United States Mint will produce up to 350,000 coins in 90 percent silver. The legal tender coin, which will have a face value of $1, will be available in both proof and uncirculated qualities. Surcharges collected from coin sales are authorized to be paid to the Girl Scouts of the USA, which will make funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery. The United States Mint expects the coins to be available for purchase early in 2013.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau's 220th anniversary. The United States Mint is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.