Gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Owensboro

Salvation Army

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - The Salvation Army is always in need of donations, especially around the holidays. But the Salvation Army in Owensboro got a very unique donation this year. A gold coin

The coin is from 1834 and was worth $5 back then, but it’s worth much more today.

We’re told the gold coin is now worth $800.

Captain Aaron Abram of the Salvation army says with all the Christmas and Thanksgiving donating they do, this contribution will go a long way.

“It’s certainly a big blessing to get something that large at one time," said Abram.

Captain Abram is still shocked he has a gold coin in sight and says the donor knew it was his place to bring it to the Salvation Army.

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