Prices are available for the 2013 commemorative coins honoring the centennial of the Girls Scouts of the USA and for 2013 commemorative coins recognizing 5-star generals and the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the CGSC.
Produced for enthusiasts and coin collectors but mandated by law, these two United States Mint Commemorative Coin Programs are expected to generate sizable revenues. Broken out by coin type — collector versions of proof and uncirculated, prices are:
|2013 Commemorative Coins||Release Dates||Introductory Prices||Regular Prices|
|2013 Girl Scouts Proof Silver Dollar||Feb. 28, 2013||$54.95||$59.95|
|2013 Girl Scouts Uncirculated Silver Dollar||50.95||55.95|
|2013 5-Star Generals Proof Silver Dollar||Mar. 21, 2013||54.95||59.95|
|2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated Silver Dollar||50.95||55.95|
|2013 5-Star Generals Proof Half Dollar||17.95||21.95|
|2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated Half Dollar||16.95||20.95|
Learn more about the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars here, or read the Coin Collecting News article about their designs. Learn more about the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins here. The U.S. Mint section for the coins is here.
Introductory prices last for one month. In the case of the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars, the U.S. Mint specifically notes an end time and date of 5 PM ET on March 29, 2013. After that time, regular prices will be charged.
This year’s silver dollar prices are $5 more than in 2012. No clad commemorative coins were authorized last year, but the prices above represent a $1 increase from the 2011 United States Army Half Dollar Commemorative Coins. There will also be two collector 5-Star Generals coins in gold. Given their gold content, the U.S. Mint uses a different pricing method that can change weekly. Introductory prices for the gold coins will not be known until March 20, 2013. Refer to this U.S. Mint link for more information about how it decides on prices for gold commemoratives.
All modern commemorative coins include surcharges of $35 per gold coin, $10 for every silver dollar and $5 per half dollar. Prices above include these surcharges. As specified in the law authorizing the two coin programs, surcharges get sent to the Army Command and General Staff College CGSC Foundation for the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins, and the Girl Scouts of the USA will receive funds for sales of the Girl Scouts Silver Dollars.
Collector demand will decide actual mintages for the commemorative coins, but maximums have been set through authorizing laws. Up to 350,000 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars may be produced. Maximum mintages for the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins are:
- 100,000 for the $5 gold coins
- 500,000 for the silver dollars
- 750,000 for the half dollars
When released, the United States Mint will offer the coins at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.