This year the United States Mint will issue 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollars in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the organization. The coins are currently scheduled for release on March 23, 2010.
The commemorative coin program was proposed under H.R. 5872: Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The bill was introduced by Rep. Peter Sessions of Texas on April 22, 2008. The bill was passed by the House on May 15, 2008, passed by the Senate on September 27, 2008, and signed into law by the President on October 8, 2008, becoming Public Law No: 110-363.
The designs for the 2010 Boy Scouts Silver Dollars were unveiled by the United States Mint on December 17, 2008. The obverse (heads side) of the coin features an image of a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and female Venturer saluting. The inscription “Continuing the Journey” is included, along with the anniversary dates of the organization “1910” and “2010”. The reverse (tails side) of the coin features the Boy Scouts of America universal emblem. Inscriptions include “Boy Scouts of America” and the Scout motto “Be Prepared”.
The obverse of the coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Donna Weaver and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles Vickers. The reverse was engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.
The coins are struck in a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. Each coin has a weight of 26.73 grams and a diameter of 1.5 inches.
The 2010 Boy Scouts Centennial Silver Dollars will be minted in proof and uncirculated versions with a maximum mintage of 350,000 coins across all product options. These coins will be available directly from the United States Mint with sales currently scheduled to begin on March 23, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET.
Introductory pricing of $33.95 for uncirculated coins and $39.95 for proof coins will be available from March 23, 2010 to April 22, 2010. After this period, regular pricing of $35.95 for uncirculated coins and $43.95 for proof coins will become effective. In general, commemorative coins remain available for sale until the maximum authorized mintage has been sold or a pre-announced date, typically in mid-December.