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Sep 25, 2012 5:45 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Girl Scouts unveil commemorative coin

NEW YORK (AP) - The Girl Scouts of the USA has unveiled a U.S. Mint-designed commemorative coin honoring its 100 years of service.

It's the first U.S. Mint coin to honor the New York-based scouting group.

The coin features three Girl Scouts of different backgrounds on one side and the group's trefoil logo on the other. It also contains the inscription Courage, Confidence, Character.

About 350,000 of the silver dollar coins will be printed. They'll be available in 2013. A $10 surcharge from the sale of each coin will be paid to the Girl Scouts for program development.

CEO Anna Maria Chavez says the group is especially honored because the U.S. Mint issues only two commemorative coins a year.

President Barack Obama signed legislation authorizing the coin in 2009.

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