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Salvation Army has no trouble understanding gold as money
Three Krugerrands, 1899 Gold Piece Among Special Coins Put in Salvation Army Kettles This Year
By Matt Trotter
Public Radio Tulsa
Saturday, December 14, 2019
It's a holiday tradition in Tulsa.
Special coins from anonymous donors have been found in Salvation Army red kettles, including three South African krugerrands and an 1899 U.S. gold piece.
Two 1978 gold krugerrands were donated at the 71st Street and Sheridan Road Reasor's on Nov. 30. On Wednesday the 1899 twenty-dollar gold piece was found wrapped in a $2 silver certificate bill at the Hobby Lobby at 51st Street and Sheridan Road. A third krugerrand turned up Thursday at the Reasor's at 41st Street and Yale Avenue.
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Tulsa Gold and Silver valued the krugerrands at $1,465 apiece and the $20 gold piece at $1,470. The shop regularly writes the Salvation Army a check for the value of the special coins it receives.
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