CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)- A lifetime of work disappeared in a few seconds.
Agnes Johnson flew into Charlotte Douglas International Airport Tuesday to bring her daughter a special gift.
For decades, Johnson has been collecting rare coins, but the 78-year-old widow decided it was time for her to hand the collection over to her daughter in Concord.
“I would have never given a thought to selling them. It’s more about having them,” Johnson said.
Her plan was the keep the coins in her carry-on bag while she flew from Flint, MI to Charlotte. However, at the gate, she says an American Airlines employee told her she would need to check the…