It was a great day at the Summit Ohio Salvation Army Thursday when someone dropped a gold coin valued at near $1200 into the collection kettle. Salvation Army spokeswoman Olivia Wakeling for Summit County said, ” It’s so exciting!”
Anonymous donors have been dropping gold coins into Salvation Army donation buckets since the 1980’s. However donations like this are well received with the down economy creating a greater need for charitible donations.
There have been other valuable coins donated over the past year in states such as Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Connecticut, and Washington. (Read the whole story)