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Gold Coin Found in Indiana Salvation Army Kettle

Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg says the South African coin was found in one of its Kokomo kettles last week and it was sold it for $1,220.

Friday, Dec 13, 2013  |  Updated 12:11 PM EDT
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This Krugerrand, wrapped in a note, was left in a Salvation Army red kettle in Dallas in 2011.

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Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city.

Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg said the South African coin was found in one of its Kokomo kettles last week and it was sold for $1,220. The Kokomo Tribune reports this marks the fifth straight year that a Krugerrand donation has been made in the city.

Brandenburg said the coin sold for about $400 less than last year when the price of gold was higher.

He said the donation of the coin is a big boost since the group is about $50,000 short of its $82,500 fundraising goal for Kokomo.

Brandenburg said it's always exciting to find one of the gold coins inside a kettle.  In years past, Krugerrand's have shown up in red kettles around the country, including two in Houston and one in Dallas in 2011.

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