Gold Coin Found in Kokomo Salvation Army Kettle Created by kblakeslee on 12/12/2013 12:47:38 PM
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - 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.