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Gold coins found in Salvation Army holiday kettle in Florida

(Source: The Salvation Army/Flickr) (Source: The Salvation Army/Flickr)

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say they found gold coins among the donations in a Salvation Army kettle in Florida.

A Sun Sentinel report says it's the fourth consecutive year that someone has dropped gold 1947 Mexican 50-peso coins into the kettle outside a store in Pompano Beach.

The Salvation Army of Broward County said two of the coins were discovered Wednesday. Another one was found Nov. 27.

Officials said all the coins were wrapped in dollar bills.

Each coin is worth a little more than $1,300.

Alyse Gossman, the Salvation Army of Broward County's director of development, says a donor typically purchases the coins after the Christmas season.

The organization says holiday donations in the red kettles help provide meals, shelter, clothing and social services to more than 25,000 people in the county.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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