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First gold coin of the holiday season donated

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) -- A gold coin has been discovered in a Johnson County Salvation Army Red kettle.

The coin was taken to the Dean Oakes coin shop in Iowa City where it was identified as an 1870 authentic gold quarter dollar, which is listed to be worth as much as 300 dollars.

The historic quarter dollar will be auctioned off at the Iowa City coin show on December 14th with all proceeds benefiting the Johnson County Salvation Army.

Online Producer:  Dani Blecha

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