YORK, Pa. (AP) - The Salvation Army says someone dropped a gold Krugerrand worth more than $1,000 in a collection kettle in south-central Pennsylvania.
York Salvation Army Maj. Lurlene Mudge says the South African gold coin was wrapped in a $1 bill and later discovered while counting the collections.
It was placed Friday in a kettle outside a Kmart store in Springettsbury Township, just outside York.
Mudge says the coin is a morale booster for the people who ring bells by the collection kettles. She says it's been two years since the York Salvation Army got a gold coin as a donation.
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