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Gold coin donated to Cape Girardeau Co. red kettle

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

You've probably dropped a few coins in a Salvation Army Red Kettle this holiday season, but someone pitched in a special surprise in Cape Girardeau County.

Captain Ronnie Amick said they found a 1924, $20 gold coin in one of the kettles on Wednesday.

It has a $20 face value, but the coin could be worth more than $1,200 or more to collectors.

Amick said it's a testament to the giving nature of the Cape Girardeau County citizens.

"My wife and I have lived in the Cape area for just over a year and I'll tell ya' this is one of giving community," Capt. Ronnie Amick said. "This just goes to above and beyond. Especially with the price of gold. Somebody to just give this up for an organization to help the community, it speaks volumes."

Amick said the Red Kettle Campaign is a little behind its goal, but several weeks remain for you to donate.

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