Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:08 am
Gold coin wrapped in C-note found in NY red kettle
The Associated Press
Officials with the Elmira Salvation Army tell the Star-Gazette of Elmira ( http://stargaz.tt/VCfy7k) that the coin was donated anonymously Friday at the Village Plaza in the neighboring town of Horseheads. It was discovered when volunteers counted kettle donations Monday.
The American Eagle coin was wrapped in a C-note and a memo that read: "This coin is solid gold and worth around $500. God Bless."
Salvation Army officials say about 400 gold coins have been found in red kettles over the past 30 years. Gold coins have found recently in kettles in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, North Carolina and Florida.
Information from: Star-Gazette, http://www.stargazette.com