Gold coin worth $350 dropped in Indiana kettle

(WISH Photo, file)

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A 1901 gold coin valued at $350 was dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle outside a Walmart store in Valparaiso.

Salvation Army Major Jon Welch told The Times of Munster the organization also received a silver “Bicentennial Constitution” coin as well as a pair of rare quarters. The quarters were dropped in a kettle at the Town and Country grocery store in Portage.

The Salvation Army said it also received a $5,000 check from the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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