Rare Gold Coin To Be Auctioned To Highest Bidder By Local Salvation Army
The Estes Park Salvation Army board of directors was delighted to receive a gold coin in one of its red kettles during the 2009 Christmas fund raising effort. The coin is a ten dollar U.S. issued Liberty/Eagle gold coin dated 1851. Appraisers from the following businesses have appraised the coin as of January 5, 2010:
Boulder County Coins and Collectibles $610
Tebo Coin Company-$550
Fall River Jewelry and Antiques-$525
The EP Salvation Army board is auctioning the coin to the highest bidder in a sealed bid auction. Bids must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2010. The minimum bid must be no less than $550.00. Persons may make arrangements to view the coin by contacting Randy Skeie at 970-586-8769. The individual with the winning bid will be contacted by phone or mail by February 20, 2010. Send your bid (including name, address, phone number, dollar amount) to:
P.O. Box 172
Estes Park, CO 80517
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this coin will be used to help Estes Valley residents in need.
Editors note: In last weeks’ thank you letter for the Red Kettle campaign, organizers inadvertantly left out thanks to organization Harvest House for Women and bell ringers Lee Reider and Laurie Skeie-Huesers.