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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U.S. Mint Announces New Commemorative Girl Scout Coin!

Girl Scouts is getting our own commemorative 100th Anniversary coin! The United States Mint has released the designs, which feature three Girl Scouts on the obverse (heads) side and the iconic organization's trefoil logo on the reverse (tails) side. Our coin will be available for sale in early 2013.

"The United States Mint only issues two commemorative coin programs a year, so we're thrilled," said Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez. "It's exciting and quite a distinction. Girl Scouts has touched the lives of so many girls and women and we'd like to thank everyone who supported us in the process of making this coin a reality."

The heads side of the coin depicts three girls of different ages and backgrounds. It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Barbara Fox. The inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, CHARACTER, which are part of the Girl Scouts mission statement 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 and the words "IN GOD WE TRUST." 

The reverse of the coin was designed by United States Mint 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 for national program development and delivery.

Will you be adding the Girl Scout coin to your collection?

4 comments:

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    1. Thanks! We are super excited about these coins!

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