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Someone Is Leaving Gold Coins Wrapped in $1 Bills Inside Salvation Army Kettles, With This Message

“A child is born..."

A $50 Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin. (Image via Sprott Money/flickr)

No word on the frankincense or myrrh, but it seems some people are following the lead of the Magi and donating something precious for Christmas: gold.

The Salvation Army is happy to accept the gifts.

Your Houston News reported late Sunday on the anonymous generosity striking the Houston area, where two different Salvation Army red kettles each received 1-ounce, $50 1985 Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins.

The coins were reportedly wrapped inside $1 bills with notes reading, “A child is born, Jesus! Merry Christmas!”

A $50 Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin. (Image via Sprott Money/flickr) A $50 Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin. (Image via Sprott Money/flickr)

According to My Houston News, both Salvation Army red kettle locations have received gold coins in years past.

Houston wasn't the only place where gold has been flowing.

A Salvation Army red kettle in North Carolina received an Australian coin worth $1,200 on Dec. 1, USA Today reported.

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