Gold Coin Donated to Salvation Army

An anonymous donor put a gold coin worth more than $1,200 into an Owensboro kettle.
A lot of coins are dropped in Salvation Army kettles each day. But there's one coin officials are very thankful for.

An anonymous donor put a gold coin a kettle at the Kroger on Frederica Street in Owensboro Saturday. The coin, which was wrapped in a $10 bill with a note attached, is worth more than $1,200. The gift was made in memory of Ginger Schnepp, an Owensboro woman who passed away two years ago.

"I almost fell out of my chair when I first heard about this," says Lt. Nathan Jones. "This is a wonderful donation. It's higher than the average donation. The average donation is a $5 bill or a $1 bill. To receive a gold coin of this value is phenomenal."

Jones says this is the first time it's happened at any of their kettles in the city.

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