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2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Available in March

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2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Available in March

Posted on 20 January 2010 by Dan

The U.S. Mint has updated information about the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin and updated the release date to March 23, 2010. Unfortunately all other details other than the 350,000 mintage limit are still to be determined.

You can learn more about the BSA Centennial Commemorative Coin by reading our previous coverage or visit the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin U.S. Mint webpage.

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

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

Posted on 19 December 2009 by Dan

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!

2010 BSA Coin ObverseThe 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.

2010 BSA Coin ReverseThe 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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Senator Ben Nelson

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Mint Boy Scout Commemorative Coin

Posted on 23 May 2008 by Dan

Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) introduced legislation yesterday to create a $1 silver coin to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Under the legislation, the U.S. Mint would produce 350,000 commemorative coins in honor of the anniversary. A share of the proceeds from the sale of the coins will be donated to further scouting activities in underserved areas of the country.

“My times as a Boy Scout were some of my most memorable and important as a young man,” said Nelson. “This coin serves as a memorial and a promise to the millions of scouts in America, both young and old, that the Boy Scouts of America has and will continue to positively shape the lives of young men for many years to come.”

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law: to help people at all times, to keep one’s self physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Since 1910, over 111 million youth have participated in scouting programs, making it the largest youth organization in the United States.

There are currently three million youth and one million adult leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing programs across the country, accounting for more than 6.5 million hours of community service and 75,000 community improvement projects in the past four years alone.

Congress granted the Boy Scouts of America a federal charter in 1916. 248 members of the 110th Congress have participated in Boy Scouts of America as scouts or adult leaders.

The physical design of the coin, which has not yet been determined, will be symbolic of the 100 years of service by the Boy Scouts. Minting of the coins, which will occur between February 8, 2010 and January 11, 2011, will be at no cost to the taxpayer.

At the time of introduction, the measure had 37 additional cosponsors in the Senate. Similar legislation cleared the House of Representatives on May 15, 2008.

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