Another Gold Coin Found in a Johnson County Kettle

Salvation Army bell ringer Dale Novak of Iowa City volunteers at the red kettle located at the Iowa City Walmart, 1001 Highway 1 West, on Monday, December 20, 2010. The Johnson County Salvation Army still has many open bell ringing shifts prior to Christmas. (Matt Nelson/SourceMedia Group News)


By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Another gold coin has shown up in donations to the Salvation Army in Johnson County.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the South African Krugerrand was put in one of the red kettles before Thanksgiving and was found by a teller at Hills Bank & Trust. The bank counts the donations for the Salvation Army.

The gold coin was valued at $175.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Lia Pontarelli says a mystery donor has dropped a valuable coin in one of the Johnson County red kettles in each of the past five years.

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