- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - A 1901 gold coin valued at $350 was dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle outside a Walmart store in Valparaiso.

Salvation Army Major Jon Welch told The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/1vlvJbZ ) the organization also received a silver “Bicentennial Constitution” coin as well as a pair of rare quarters. The quarters were dropped in a kettle at the Town and Country grocery store in Portage.

The Salvation Army said it also received a $5,000 check from the Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

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