- Salvation Army workers in Langlade County don't know who to thank.
A stranger dropped a $1,200 gold coin into one of the red kettles in Antigo.
"The coin is in very good condition. Somebody knew what they were doing when they dropped it in the bucket," says Langlade County Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator William Kelly.
Someone donated a 1922 Philadelphia mint Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coin at Fleet Farm in Antigo.
Volunteers don't know who made the donation.
"This is the first coin of this type we've ever received," says Kelly. "It's sort of rare here in the Northern part of Wisconsin. It's my understanding that over in Green Bay somebody drops in a German coin about every year, but you only hear about this very seldom."
The Langlade County Salvation Army will use the money they make from selling the coin to help local families.
"Any donation of this nature is beneficial. Last year we helped over 375 families here in the county and we need to maintain this type of activity in order to help people next year," Kelly said.
Kelly says he is grateful for everyone's generosity.
"This is an extremely nice donation and it just goes along with the generosity of the people here in the area. I do get a lot of nice donations, checks and otherwise but this is the first time we've ever received a gold coin," said Kelly.