October 31, 2014

Rare coin found in Omaha Salvation Army red kettle

Salvation Army Tree of Lights Those emptying red kettles at Salvation Army headquarters in Omaha got a surprise this week. Inside a kettle was a rare 2006 gold Yuan. The Chinese coin is worth about $120.

Spokesperson Susan Eustice says in the past other valuable coins such as South African Krugerrands have been found in their red kettles. She says they have also found wedding and diamond rings, other jewelry and even new scratch-off and lottery tickets.

This year’s Salvation Army goal is to collect $3.1-million. So far about $1.1-million has been collected. The Tree of Lights Campaign runs through December 24th.