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Rare Gold Coin Gets New Owner

EP NEWS/ Gary Hazelton

The Estes Park Salvation Army Board of Directors was delighted to receive a rare 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 estimated the value of the coin to be about $550.

The EP Salvation Army Board auctioned the coin to the highest bidder in a sealed bid auction and this week, the winner of the auction was presented her new (old) coin.

The Salvation Army Board received twelve bids on the coin ranging from $601.00-$1,101.00. Gay Nehrig was the high bidder and was delighted to receive the coin this week.

Wayne Andersen of the Salvation Army Board stated they thank all who placed bids and added, “This winning bid allowed us to come within $1,000 of our goal for 2009. We also want to thank whomever anonymously donated the coin and to the community for supporting the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive.”

Gay stated that she and her husband are delighted to support an organization such as the Salvation Army. “I can’t say enough good things about what a wonderful service the Salvation Army provides to our community. I’ve seen first hand all they do for our town and they are a priority charity in my book.”

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