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Gold coins found in Fargo Salvation Army kettles

Two gold coins weighing 1 ounce each were found in kettles on Dec. 13, one at the Hornbacher's store on 32nd Avenue South in Fargo and one at the Hornbacher's store on Broadway in north Fargo.

A gold liberty coin in a cardboard cover labeled 1986
One of the gold coins someone dropped in a Salvation Army kettle in Fargo last week.
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FARGO — The Salvation Army's Fargo-Moorhead Red Kettle Campaign announced Tuesday, Dec. 20, that it has received three gold coins so far this holiday season.

Two gold coins weighing 1 ounce each were found in kettles on Dec. 13, one at the Hornbacher's store on 32nd Avenue South in Fargo and one at the Hornbacher's store on Broadway in north Fargo.

The coins were estimated to be worth $3,606.

A third coin was found in a kettle on Dec. 16 at the Village West Hornbacher's in Fargo. That coin had an estimated value of $1,800, according to The Salvation Army, which said as of Dec. 17, the Fargo-Moorhead Red Kettle Campaign had raised, $507,707.88, or about half of the campaign's Christmas goal of raising $1 million.

Locally, the Salvation Army serves more than 40,000 meals annually and provides 80,000 assists with rent, utilities, medication and more.

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The organization said it served nearly 1,000 Christmas food boxes Tuesday, and thousands of children will receive toys provided through the organization's Toy Towne.

"People in our community continue to open their hearts and give in a variety of ways and means, and we are so grateful,” Major Abe Tamayo of the Salvation Army said in a statement.

Over the years, the local Salvation Army has traditionally found gold coins anonymously left in kettles during the holiday season.

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