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The Gift of Christmas Is Paved With Gold Coins

Houston gets two gold coins

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    Salvation Army
    A generous soul is donating gold coins worth thousands of dollars in Salvation Army kettles.

    Each year right after Thanksgiving, a familiar sound is heard around Texas and the rest of the country -- the sound of the Salvation Army bell ringers.

    You can't miss the volunteers "parked" out in front of your favorite store, standing next to the famous red kettle wishing you a "Merry Christmas."

    They don't ask for much, just your leftover change from your shopping trip. Well in Houston, someone is leaving a lot more -- real gold coins.

    No one knows who donated the coins but, according to the Salvation Army, each coin was wrapped inside a $1 bill with an note that read, "A child is born, Jesus!"

    The 1-ounce Krugerrand gold coin is valued at about $1,800 and is the second one to be dropped into a kettle this season in the Houston area. A similar gold coin was also found in a kettle in Florida.

    So far, no gold coins have appeared in Dallas kettles.

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    Now like most of us, you don't have a gold coin to donate. but you can always head to the Angel Tree here in North Texas and adopt an angel. It will cost you a lot less than a gold coin.

    Here is a list of the Angel Tree locations.