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I Was Definitely Shocked': Rare Donation Dropped in Salvation Army Bucket Has Volunteers 'In Awe


"I was surprised."

Image source: Screen grab via KFOR-TV

A rare donation that was dropped in an Oklahoma Salvation Army bucket left volunteers who were counting the money this week "in awe."

Image source: Screen grab via KFOR-TV

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."

Image source: Screen grab via KFOR-TV

Image source: Screen grab via KFOR-TV

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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