UPDATE: Further to the story below, Canadian Coin News has learned that a second Canadian gold coin was discovered two days later, Dec. 3, in another Salvation Army kettle set up near a WalMart, in Houston.
The second coin, also a 1985 $50 Maple Leaf, was also wrapped in a $1 bill with the same note as the first one was found in!
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A $50 Canadian gold coin was discovered earlier this week in a Salvation Army kettle in Houston.
According to the Cleveland Advocate, the one-ounce gold coin was discovered Dec. 1 at a Red Kettle site outside of a local Sam’s Club, in southwest Houston.
The gold coin is a 1985 Canadian $50 Maple Leaf and was wrapped inside of a $1 bill with an accompanying note that read: ‘A child is born, Jesus! Merry Christmas!’” according to a statement from the Salvation Army.
The Red Kettle location where the gold coin was donated is operated by The Salvation Army Irvington Corps Community Center in near north Houston, under Lt. Joshua McKain. This is the same location where the first gold coin of the 2013 season was received. Last year, three gold coins were donated to the Red Kettles.