'Coin Crusader' Strikes Again at Salvation Army Kettle

For 4th straight year, someone drops price gold pesos into Florida donation drum
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 15, 2017 10:58 AM CST
'Coin Crusader' Strikes Again at Salvation Army Kettle
A large version of The Salvation Army kettle sits in the end zone before an NFL game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

It's practically a tradition: Officials found gold coins among the donations in a Salvation Army kettle in Florida. A Sun Sentinel report says it's the fourth consecutive year that someone has dropped gold 1947 Mexican 50-peso coins into the kettle outside a store in Pompano Beach. The newspaper notes that the Good Samaritan has come to be known as the "Coin Crusader." The Salvation Army of Broward County said two of the coins were discovered Wednesday, and another was found Nov. 27, per the AP. Officials said all the coins were wrapped in dollar bills. Each coin is worth a little more than $1,300.

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