SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An anonymous donor dropped four silver coins into The Salvation Army's red kettles in the Springfield area recently. The Salvation Army is assessing the value of the one-ounce coins.
The website Silverperounce.com lists the price of silver as worth $28.52 per troy ounce (a troy ounce is slightly heavier than the system used to measure items in a grocery store).
One coin says, "The Right to Privacy." Another coin says, "The Right to Counsel." A third coin pictures an American Eagle symbol with the words: Engelhard one troy ounce 999+ fine silver. A coin that appears to be the exact same coin is selling on eBay for $49.99.
With less than 10 days to go until Christmas, the Tree of Lights campaign was only about halfway to the goal of $935,000 for the Ozarks area. The Ozarks-area chapter of The Salvation Army serves Greene, Christian, Stone and Taney counties.