Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Gold coin goes for $4,000 (Daily Tribune, MI)

Money to benefit Salvation Army.

ROYAL OAK -- After a lively bid, an anonymous metro Detroit woman paid $4,000, or almost seven times its value, for a gold coin dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle in Royal Oak.

The money raised by the 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 gold coin -- valued as a collectible at $660 -- will go to the Salvation Army . . .

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