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Gold in Salvation Army Kettles: Did You Know?

Gold Coins in the Kettle - Did You Know?
Jan 13, 2020

Since the 90s, people have been putting something out of the ordinary into salvation army donation buckets: Gold. Everything from Gold American Eagle Coins, South African Krugerrand Coins and even gold bars have been donated in a practice that continues to today.

Gold in Dentistry: Did You Know? – Video Transcription

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A new trend has been gaining recognition this holiday season. Charitable donors have been dropping gold coins into salvation. Army kettles, gold American Eagle, and even Krugerrand coins have been making appearances and salvation army bins across America for gold coins have been donated this year in the Chicago area alone. Ohio, North Carolina and Kentucky have also received donations of gold coins with some even reporting to have received gold bars as donations. Widespread media coverage of these occurrences began in the early 2000 tens though this tradition can be traced back to the nineties in 2011 workers at salvation army claimed to have received at least 400 gold coins in the 25 years prior. With new reports of similar instances occurring almost every day, we can only expect to see more stories covering this tradition. We at us money reserve want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

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