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Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle in Kentucky

23 December 2017

A statement from the organization says a 1-ounce Canadian coin worth around $1,320 was discovered Thursday night as staff counted donations in Louisville.

Money raised through kettle donations funds their social services programs throughout the year.

It's another color of coin showing up in kettles this season that has these guys excited.

"I've been out here ringing bells about three times this year", O'Mara said.

Bell ringers in Fanueil Hall say its actually one of the best spots in town for collections thanks to all the shoppers and tourists, but as a whole, the state is falling short.

It's a lot to take on, but they're getting plenty of help. "I ring for about two hours at a time, and I go wherever they need me".

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That one was a 1997 Liberty coin dropped in a kettle at the Lynnwood Fred Meyer.

"Everything kind of fell apart".

They only have a couple days left to gather donations.

"We like to give a donation to local charities around the holidays", GPH marketing manager Katy Denny said.

Throughout December, the Salvation Army has had its Christmas Kettle Campaign stations installed at various retail locations in Sherwood Park, including both WalMart locations, the Sherwood Park Mall and Costco. "The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the Phoenix Convention Center, our corporate partners, generous donors and dedicated volunteers... all without whom this dinner would not be possible".

Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle in Kentucky