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December 12, 2013

Gold coin found in Kokomo Salvation Army kettle

KOKOMO, Ind. — 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 says the South African coin was found in one of its Kokomo kettles last week and it was sold it for $1,220. The Kokomo Tribune reports this marks the fifth straight year that a Krugerrand donation has been made in the city.

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

He says 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 says it's always exciting to find one of the gold coins inside a kettle.

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