Coin crusader drops 2nd pricey coin into Salvation Army’s kettle

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Folks at the Salvation Army still can’t figure who has been dropping pricey gold coins into the holiday kettle every year but are in awe over the Coin Crusader’s generosity.

This is the second time this year that the person behind the deposit of the Mexican pesos, valued at $1,400 each, in the red kettle..

“We’re just very blessed to have whoever the donor is, to give these coins to help our red kettle program,” said Maj. Keith Biggers of the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army has found these coins for the third year in a row among other donations. Last year in 2015, five of the gold coins were found. The year before, three coins were found inside the kettle.

The MO is the same. Each coin is wrapped by a dollar bill and then dropped into the kettle.

This year, both gold coins were dropped at the kettle outside a Wal-Mart in Pompano Beach.

The Salvation Army says these coins help so much, since donations have been down 20 percent this year. “We thank the Coin Crusader once again for making it possible for us to up the totals of our kettle,” Biggers said.

7News will be on the lookout if the Coin Crusader strikes again.

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