Elmira Salvation Army Kettle Gets Two Gold Coins Worth $500 Each
Two gold coins, valued at nearly $500 dollars apiece have been dropped into the same Salvation Army kettle in Horseheads. It is the same kettle where a gold coin was donated earlier this month.
Elmira Salvation Army officials say the coins were anonymously dropped into the kettle outside a grocery store in the Town of Horseheads.
The coins are a 1982 Canadian gold maple leaf and a 1912 British sovereign, each worth about $450 dollars.
The latest gold coin donations were discovered Monday night. The discovery came 10 days after a 1999 American eagle gold coin worth $500 was dropped into the same kettle.
That coin was wrapped in a $100 bill and a note that read: "This coin is solid gold and worth around $500. God bless."