Rare gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle at Florida Publix

Coin valued at $1,350

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. - While there's no such thing as a donation too small, one anonymous altruist went above and beyond when they dropped a rare gold coin into a Salvation Army kettle.

Officials from the Salvation Army said the good deed happened Thursday at the Publix in Venezia Plaza on Sand Lake Road. The 1904 pure gold coin -- valued at $1,350 -- was found among the usual donations of spare change and bills.

Captain Ken Chapman of the Salvation Army said the organization is thankful for generous donors willing to contribute to the cause.

“We see generosity on many levels this time of year. Our Red Kettle Program provides us with necessary funding to provide services for those in need all year round. We are grateful for this generous donation and wish the donor a blessed Christmas season,” Chapman said.

The Salvation Army places red kettles and bell ringers outside stores across Central Florida and there's also the option to donate online by clicking here.

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