UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — A Secret Santa discreetly dropped off a rare gold coin valued at $1,700 in a University Place Salvation Army kettle this past week.
But that act of kindness may not be as rare as it seems.
The South African Krugerrand was found by a volunteer bookkeeping on Wednesday.
However, The Tacoma News Tribune reports that other Krugerrands have been donated to the Salvation Army across the country, from Georgia to Nebraska. And someone, possibly the same person, also donated a Krugerrand at the same location in the past two years.
Local Salvation Army officer Major Warren Dabis says the coin was wrapped in a dollar bill.
Salvation Army officials are working with a local coin dealer to sell it for the highest bid.