Scout Coin Set for 2013
By Numismatic News
Up to 350,000
Girl Scout commemorative silver dollars will be
struck in 2013 under terms of the USA
Commemorative Coin Act signed into law Oct. 29
by President Barack Obama.
A group of Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout
Council of the Nation’s Capital visited the
White House Oval Office for the signing
“This is a wonderful honor for Girl Scouts,”
said Kathy Cloninger, chief executive officer of
Girl Scouts of the USA.
“We are grateful to the President, the House and
the Senate for their support,” Cloninger added.
First lady Michelle Obama was present not only
in her role as wife of the President but also as
National Honorary President of the Girl Scouts
of the USA, a position to which she recently was
Also at the ceremony were Connie L. Lindsey,
GSUSA national board chair, and Laurie Westley,
senior vice president, Public Policy, Advocacy
and the Research Institute.
“The Girl Scouts have a tremendous history,
which should be celebrated and remembered. The
character, volunteerism, and leadership skills
that Girl Scouts build contribute greatly to our
society, and this commemorative coin will honor
that tradition,” said Sen. Susan Collins, who
sponsored the Senate version of the bill and was
present for the ceremony.
A $10 surcharge from the sale of each coin will
go to the GSUSA to help fund renovations at the
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Ga.
She founded the organization March 12, 1912,
with the establishment of two troops of 18
members in Savannah, according to GSUSA.
Also becoming law as part of what is now Public
Law 111-86 is a “technical amendment” that says
that the “Secretary of the Treasury may continue
to issue numismatic items that contain 1-cent
coins minted in 2009 after Dec. 31, 2009, until
not later than June 30, 2010.”
Cents in collector sets are struck in an alloy
of 95 percent copper, 3 percent zinc and 2
Cents struck for use in circulation are made of
zinc coated with copper.