Today, July 19, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Collectors Set. This special product contains the uncirculated version of the commemorative coin first issued earlier this year.
The 2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollar is issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The obverse design features three girls intended to represent the different ages and diversity of the organization. The three key elements of the mission statement “Courage, Confidence, Character” appear above with the 100th anniversary trefoil symbol below. The reverse design contains the iconic profiles of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Sales for the individual proof and uncirculated versions of the coins began earlier this year on February 28, 2013. Introductory pricing was $54.95 for the proof and $50.95 for the uncirculated coin. After March 29, regular prices of $59.95 for the proof and $55.95 for the uncirculated coin went into effect.
As of the most recent sales report, orders have been placed for 78,912 proof and 29,196 uncirculated coins. This makes for a total of 108,108 coins out of the maximum authorized mintage of 350,000.
The newly released Young Collectors Set includes the uncirculated version of the 2013 Girl Scouts Silver Dollar placed within a colorfully illustrated folder containing information about the organization’s history and how they have evolved to meet the changing needs of girls and the Nation over the past 100 years.
A product limit of 50,000 of the sets has been indicated out of the overall maximum mintage limit of 350,000 for the program. The sets are priced at $54.95, which is actually $1.00 cheaper than purchasing the individual uncirculated version of the coin.
The United States Mint has issued Young Collectors Sets for numerous other commemorative coins programs. These have included the Bill of Rights (1993), World War II (1993), World Cup (1994), Civil War Battlefields (1995), Olympic Games (1995-1996), Smithsonian Institution (1996), Black Revolutionary War Patriots (1998), and Bald Eagle (2008) programs.
For some of the earlier years, the sets proved popular and sold out of their entire product limits. The most recently released set including the 2008 Bald Eagle Half Dollar had final audited sales of 22,439 units.