Four more gold coins found in Salvation Army kettles

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FARGO — Four more gold coins have been found locally in Salvation Army kettles, bringing this year's total to five, the group announced Thursday, Dec. 7.

Two one-ounce Australian gold coins were discovered Wednesday, Dec. 6: one at North Dakota State University and another at the Family Fare grocery story, 724 University Drive N., the Salvation Army said.

Over the weekend of Dec. 2-3, two one-tenth-ounce gold coins were donated. The location of those donations was not disclosed, but the Salvation Army estimated their value at $240.

A quarter-ounce gold coin, worth about $300, was found Nov. 29, in a Salvation Army kettle at Sandy's Donuts in downtown Fargo, the organization said earlier.

This is the 15th year that one or more gold coins have been dropped in Salvation Army kettles in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The 2017 Red Kettle Campaign started Nov. 15. The Salvation Army's goal this year is to raise $900,000 over the holiday season.