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The U.S. Mint has developed a fun new way to pay for Girl Scout cookies: commemorative silver dollars.
Of course, legal tender can be used to pay for whatever you want. But these new $1 coins seem like the perfect exchange for a box of Tagalongs or Thin Mints because they have Girl Scout faces on them. (See what they look like here.)
That’s if you can even get hold of a few. At last count there were over 2.3 million Girl Scouts and over 800,000 adult members. If even a fraction of them go for the coins, you may have trouble finding them. Only 350,000 of the coins (which are 90 percent silver) will be produced and made available “early next year” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, says the U.S. Mint. Though they probably should’ve done this last year, since that anniversary date was March 12, 2012.
The coins will apparently cost more than $1, though the government doesn’t get specific: “Surcharges collected from coin sales are authorized to be paid to the Girl Scouts of the USA, which will make funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery.”