Rare Gold & Silver Coins Found in Salvation Army Kettles

The Salvation Army has reportedly received gold and silver coins in their kettles. This has been an on-going trend each year the organization hosts their fundraiser. The anonymous donor is unknown but is greatly thanked.

An anonymous donor or donors have been dropping silver and gold coins in the famous red buckets recently, as has been the case for many years in the past. Most of the coins have been given in the past week, including seven gold Liberty coins in seven separate kettles on Monday Other coins include silver Double Eagle commemorative coins and a 1944 Mexican Centavos. Last week a pair of rings was also found in the kettles. The Salvation Army will have each of the coins and rings appraised in the coming weeks.

The seven gold coins given on Monday were found in the kettles located at:

  • Hy-Vee, Ansborough Avenue

  • Hy-Vee, Crossroads

  • Hy-Vee, University Avenue

  • Sam’s Club

  • Scheels

  • Wal-Mart, Cedar Falls

  • Wal-Mart, Waterloo

“The gifts are bringing energy and excitement to the last few days of the Red Kettle Campaign," Salvation Army Maj. Harold Poff said. "We are deeply humbled and grateful for the faithful support of the Cedar Valley.”

The Red Kettles will be out in the Cedar Valley through Christmas Eve as The Salvation Army continues its annual fundraising campaign.

Currently The Salvation Army has raised $458,000.00 toward is $730,000 goal. The campaign accounts for 40 percent of The Salvation Army’s budget for the coming year. Gifts can be made at the Red Kettles until Thursday, Christmas Eve, and by mail or online now through the end of the year.