Boy Scout Commemorative Silver Coins

2010 Boy Scout Commemorative Coin Line-Art Obverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 Boy Scout Commemorative Coin Line-Art Obverse - Click to Enlarge

The 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin will make its way onto the United States Mint shelves on March 23, 2010. The silver coins will be struck to either proof or uncirculated condition with a maximum mintage of only 350,000.

Interest in the commemoratives has been at a high level since they were first authorized by Congress under the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 5872). When the bill passed Congressman Pete Sessions who introduced the bill in the House had this to say:

"From conservation to character building, the Boy Scouts’ 100th Anniversary celebrates the highest Scouting ideals of helping others and making communities stronger," said Sessions who is an Eagle Scout with four generations of Scouts in his family.

2010 Boy Scout Commemorative Coin Line-Art Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 Boy Scout Commemorative Coin Line-Art Reverse - Click to Enlarge

President Bush signed the Act into law on October 8, 2008 which also requires a $10 surcharge to be added to the sale of each coin with those funds forwarded to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation. The foundation will issue grants with the money to local councils in an effort to improve the Scouting presence in hard-to-serve areas.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 by Chicago publisher W.D. Boyce. Today, the organization claims 2.8 million youth members actively enrolled and thousands of community service project hours completed by those Scouts.

Coin Design

The coin commemorating the Scout centennial features an image of three youth Scouting members on the obverse, a Cub Scout, a Female Venturer and a Boy Scout. All three are shown giving a salute while dressed in full uniform.

The reverse shows the Boy Scout's of America emblem.

2010 Boy Scout Silver Coin Specifications

Mint: to be announced
Finish/Condition: Uncirculated; Proof
Metal Content: 90% silver, 10% copper
Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
Diameter:1.500 inches (+-0.003) or 38.10 mm (+-0.08)
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: 23 March 2010
Mintages: 350,000 across all product options
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Donna Weaver / Charles Vickers
Reverse Engraver: Jim Licaretz

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