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 United States Honors 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA with Commemorative Coin

By: Rosie Rios
3/4/2013

Last week, the President officially proclaimed March to be Women’s History Month. This time provides an opportunity for our Nation to celebrate and honor the great achievements of women throughout history and recognize those who have fought hard to achieve many of the freedoms women have today. It is also an opportunity for the Nation to look forward to the role of women in the future.

On Thursday, I had the great pleasure of visiting Capitol Hill to present the first commemorative coin that has ever been dedicated to a girls-only organization.  I joined the Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez and members of the Honorary Congressional Girl Scout Troop (Troop Capitol Hill) to launch the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar.  The coin honors the 100th anniversary of the organization that was established by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912. 

The United States Mint will produce and issue up to 350,000 of these silver coins with surcharges from each sale authorized to be paid to further Girl Scout programs such as financial literacy, empowerment, business and self-reliance. The minting of this coin honors 100 years of courage, confidence, and character – the key elements of the Girl Scouts’ mission statement, which appears as an inscription on the coin.

girlscoutscoin.jpgThe 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar is authorized by Public Law 111-86, the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.  The coin’s obverse (heads side) depicts three girls who represent the different ages and the diversity of Girls Scouts of the USA. Additional inscriptions on that side are 2013, Liberty, and In God We Trust. Also on that side is the 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol, which signifies the Girl Scouts’ centennial anniversary.  The coin’s reverse (tails side) depicts the iconic Profiles of Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions United States Of America, E Pluribus Unum, $1 and Girl Scouts 

For more information on the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Program, please visit here.  For more information on Women’s History Month, please visit here.

Rosie Rios is the Treasurer of the United States.​ 

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