SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A gold coin was found Friday inside a Salvation Army red kettle in Springfield.
The coin was found in the kettle while the coins were being sorted, according to a Salvation Army press release.
“You never know how God will provide the funding we need in order to continue our programs and services,” said Major Butch Frost in the press release. “There are so many different ways to give and this is a good example of that.”
Gold prices are just under $1,300 per ounce.
The release said the Salvation Army will sell the coin and use the money for local programs.
Other unusual items often found in kettles include rings, foreign currency and gold teeth.