South African Coin Donated To Tulsa Salvation Army

Friday, December 5th 2008, 5:47 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A small find in a Salvation Army donation kettle will be a big help to the group.  Someone dropped a one-ounce Kruegerand coin into the kettle outside the Hobby Lobby at 51st and Mingo.     

The South African coin usually shows up in one kettle in the country each year, but they've been dropped off in the Tulsa area several times in the last few years.

"I think it's kind of cool to keep the mystery as to who it might be.  Of course, everyone has their story as to who it is, from a rich financier to a just someone who wants to do well for the army.  We're just thankful that they chose us," said Jean Smith with the Boys and Girls Club.

Right now a Kruegerand is worth a little more than $900.