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Forum staff reports, Published December 20 2013

Another gold coin found in Salvation Army red kettle in Fargo

FARGO – Another gold coin has turned up a Salvation Army red kettle.

An 1873 double eagle coin was deposited in the West Acres mall kettle Thursday, the Salvation Army said in a news release Friday.

The coin is valued at between $1,000 and 1,200.

Earlier this month, two 2008 Austria Philharmonic 1/10-ounce coins worth about $255 were donated, and last week, the Salvation Army announced a $1,200 South African krugerrand coin wrapped in a bill was found in a kettle for the 11th year in a row.

The Salvation Army is at about 50 percent of its nearly $1 million goal.

Anyone interested in bell-ringing Monday or Tuesday can call (701) 356-2691.