U.S. Mint Unveils Design for 2010 BSA Centennial Coin

Update: The U.S. Mint has published the release date for the BSA Centennial Commemorative Coin.

The Boy Scouts of America is one step closer to seeing its 2010 BSA Centennial Silver Dollars being minted!  We’ve been following this story as it has progressed; with the bills introduction back in April of 2008, the Senate passing the Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in October of 2008, the Fine Arts Commission being disappointed by the designs in January of 2009, to yesterday when the final design was unveiled.  We will keep following the 2010 BSA Centennial Coin as more information is released!

The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar.  The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-363) authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue silver one-dollar coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner approved the coin’s designs on September 16, 2009.  The obverse (heads side) design, by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Donna Weaver, depicts a Cub Scout in the foreground with a Boy Scout and female Venturer in the background saluting.  The Venturer represents how the Boy Scouts of America organization has evolved over the past century to serve all the youth of America, including girls.  Inscriptions on the obverse are CONTINUING THE JOURNEY, 1910, 2010, IN GOD WE TRUST and LIBERTY.

The reverse (tails side) design, sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz, features the universal emblem of the Boy Scouts of America.  Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, BE PREPARED, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DOLLAR.

The United States Mint will mint proof and uncirculated versions of the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar in 90 percent silver.  Mintage is limited to 350,000 coins across all product options.  Surcharges collected from sales of the coin are authorized to be paid to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation, which will make funds available to local councils in the form of grants for the extension of scouting in hard-to-serve areas.

Additional information about the 2010 Boy Scouts Centennial Commemorative Coin Program is available at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/commemoratives/index.cfm?action=2010BoyScouts .

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage.  Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

Source: United States Mint Press Release

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Will they be available and how can we purchase one? If there are going to be a limit of 350,000 coins, how do we get in line first to get one? Where do we go to get one?

By Robert on December 21st, 2009 at 10:24 am

They will be available to purchase through the U.S. Mint. According to what I have seen the coins will be available in March. Your best bet is to keep an eye on their site and buy when they become available. There are certain coin dealers that let you pre-order U.S. Mint coins but they are doing the same thing an often times offer no guarentee.

By Dan on December 22nd, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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By uberVU - social comments on January 6th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

You can sign up on the US Mint’s website for pre-order announcements.

Generally they announce on the day before that coin pre-orders will begin at 12:01 PM EST on the designated day. With the 350,000 TOTAL coinage limit, I suspect there will be a “per order” limitation, but that has not always been the case.

The selling price – and possible pre-order discount prices have not yet been set.

I do know the coins will cost a MINIMUM of $11 being the face value of $1 plus the $10 surcharge. The mint is authorized to add to that their costs for design and mintage. I’m guessing since these will be 90% silver, part of the price will be based upon the price of silver as of some date.

Sign up on the mint’s web site and hope for the best!

By Paul on January 21st, 2010 at 1:18 pm

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