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Local Salvation Army receives gold coin donation

December 9, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Julie Smith/News Tribune A generous donor dropped a gold coin into a local Salvation Army kettle recently. The coin is a 1926 with an eagle on the reverse side and Indian head on the obverse.

The Jefferson City Salvation Army announced Wednesday they had received a special donation of a solid gold coin, valued at $300-$500.

They said the coin will be converted to dollars, and the money will be used to serve their mission and those in need.

"Jefferson City donors are always so generous, and this gold coin surprise is a perfect example," Capt. Justin Windell said. "Donations like this make it possible to do what we do for those in poverty who need us so desperately."

The coin is preserved in a paper and plastic container and is identified as a 1926 Eagle.

The Salvation Army has a goal to raise $425,000 during this year's Christmas season, designated to meet local needs in Jefferson City.

Volunteer bell ringers are needed for the rest of the red kettle season, running through Dec. 24. Online registration to ring at the red kettles is available at or volunteers can call 573-442-3229.

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