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2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Proof Silver Dollar (BY1)

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This proof 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar is extraordinarily brilliant and features sharp relief and a mirror-like background to highlight the images on both sides of the coin.

The obverse (heads side) depicts a Cub Scout in the foreground with a Boy Scout and female Venturer in the background saluting. Inscriptions are CONTINUING THE JOURNEY, 1910, 2010, IN GOD WE TRUST, and LIBERTY. This design represents the Boy Scouts of America of today, as the organization has recognized the need to include other programs for younger boys (Cub Scouts) and older boys and girls (Venturers), reflecting the diversity of our Nation. It is a dramatic representation of how the Boy Scouts of America has evolved over the past century to form a strong foundation of leadership, service and community for all the youth of America.

The reverse (tails) features the Boy Scouts of America’s universal emblem. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, BE PREPARED, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and ONE DOLLAR.

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The 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar is limited to 350,000 coins (across all product options).

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Standard option limit information: To ensure the broadest and fairest access to the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar, a limit of 100 units each per household is in effect for this product during the first 30 days of its release. At the end of the initial 30-day period, and each 30-day period thereafter, the United States Mint will re-evaluate this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it.

Surcharges from the sale of this 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.

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The Boy Scouts of America celebrated its centennial anniversary on February 8, 2010. The largest youth organization in the United States, it has 2.8 million youth members and 1.1 million adult leaders in the programs of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. Since 1910, more than 111 million people have participated in the organization’s traditional programs. The organization was granted a federal charter in 1916 by an Act of Congress signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.

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.” Every day across our Nation, Scouts and their leaders pledge to live up to the promise in the Scout Oath – “On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight” – and the Scout Law, according to which a Scout is “Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.”

Annually, Scouts and their leaders volunteer over 35 million hours of service to their communities through more than 75,000 service projects, meeting a wide range of needs in the areas of food, shelter, education and environmental conservation.

Members, leaders, and alumni of the Boy Scouts of America are preparing for the organization’s next century of service with a 100th Anniversary Celebration.

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To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of March 23, 2010, 12:00 noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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