This article was originally printed in the latest issue of Numismatic News.
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The U.S. Mint is no longer accepting orders for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar, but Goldline International announced Aug. 6 that it has a limited number of these commemorative coins available for sale, while supplies last.
The proof coins are available at the most recent Mint price of $43.95 plus shipping and handling. U.S. Mint numbers indicate that the Boy Scout coins have met their authorized 350,000 mintage level since their introduction in March.
Goldline also has available the uncirculated version of the Boy Scout dollar that is twice as scarce as the proof coin at the same price. Orders can be placed online only at www.goldline.com.
“Because these coins are often bought by Boy Scouts or their family members, we wanted to honor their membership in one of America’s great private institutions for young men by offering them at these attractive prices,” said Mark Albarian, president and CEO of Goldline International.
The Mint has added a $10 surcharge to the price of each coin for distribution to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation. The BSA Foundation distributes these funds to local councils in the form of grants for the extension of scouting in hard-to-serve areas.
“We’re proud to meet the demand for these very special collector coins and provide people with an additional opportunity to collect them,” said Scott Carter, Goldline executive vice president.
“The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar is one of those poignant collectibles that anyone connected with the Scouts will cherish and we’re happy to offer it at these prices, especially given the high demand.”