Coin worth $1,000 given to Salvation Army kettle

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - For the third year in a row, a gold coin
worth about $1,000 has shown up in a Salvation Army kettle in Lee

The Liberty Eagle coin was left Tuesday with a message on the
case: "In Memory of Mimi."

Salvation Army Maj. Art Penhale says the anonymous donation has
become a tradition.

He says the money will help 3,200 families. The Salvation Army
needs to bring in $16,900 a day to reach its goal, but is averaging

Clayton Taylor is the owner of All American Coin in Fort Myers.

He says the Liberty Eagle coin is basically "like a thousand
dollar coin."

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