At 12 noon on Thursday, February 28 the United States mint will begin selling the 2013 Girl Scouts Centennial silver dollars. The silver dollars will be available in both uncirculated and proof issues. The uncirculated issue will sell for $50.95 and the proof issue will sell for $54.95 (plus $4.95 shipping and handling per order). These commemorative coins are struck on special coining presses that use greater pressure than the presses that produce regular circulating coins in order to produce sharp and more intricately detailed images. The obverse of the coin features three Girl Scouts that reflect both the historical and contemporary aspects of girl Scouting in the United States. The inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement. The reverse design depicts the iconic "Profiles of Girl Scouts of the USA" with inscriptions that state UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS. Click on the image above for a larger more detailed picture.
Images Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov