A rare donation that was dropped in an Oklahoma Salvation Army bucket left volunteers who were counting the money this week “in awe.”
Bell ringers in the small city of Chickasha said they heard a donor drop a coin into their bucket that had a different sound than the rest.
“We heard a coin fall to the table,” Lt. Alan Grimes, who helped count the coins Monday, told KFOR-TV. “I knew it was a different sounding coin than we’ve had.”
Grimes and others quickly discovered that the coin was, indeed, much different than the others — it was a solid gold “Liberty” coin valued at approximately $1,500.
“I was definitely shocked. I was surprised,” Grimes told KFOR. “I was just in awe of a donor who would donate that coin.”
The Salvation Army volunteers said no note was left behind and that the donor remains a mystery.
“I’d like to say, ‘Thank you,’ whoever it is,” Grimes said.
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