Salvation Army receives 2 more gold coins

Salvation Army receives 2 more gold coins

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County Salvation Army received two more gold coins in one of its red kettles last weekend, bringing this season's total to three.

The coins were dropped Saturday into a kettle at the County Market at Kirby Avenue and Duncan Road.

That's the same location where someone dropped an Austrian gold coin in a red kettle less than a week earlier, on Nov. 24.

Last weekend's coins were both Mexican pesos – one from 1906 and the other from 1959, according to a press release from the Salvation Army. Their value was undetermined as of Tuesday evening. The Salvation Army has received at least one gold coin each year for the last five years.

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