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A Special Kettle Coin

Someone donates a coin to the Conway Salvation Army worth more than $1300.
CONWAY, AR -- Folks with the Salvation Army sort through thousands of coins a day this time of year.

But the gang over in Conway never expected to find a 22-karat gold coin -- from South Africa -- called a Krugerrand.

An anonymous donor put the coin in a kettle -- at the Walmart Supercenter in Conway -- on Monday.

It's valued at more than $1300!

With last week's ice storm putting a dent in donations, this special coin, worth hundreds, couldn't have come at a better time.

Captain David Robinson with the Conway Salvation Army said, "It has kicked our staff up. The bell ringers, they're having competitions between themselves of who can get the next one. It's really done well and our kettles have come up the last couple of days."

The coin will go to the highest bidder in a silent auction.

For details on how to make an offer, call the Salvation Army Offices in Conway at (501) 329-1712.
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The deadline is next Thursday.

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