Mystery donor gives charity a gold coin worth $1,700

October 29, 2013 in Charity, Coins, Donations, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, News, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By Diane Bell OCT. 25, 2013 (

Mysterious gift: Every year during the Kids NewsDay fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital, the same man pulls his truck to the curb of the NBC-TV building downtown long enough to hand off a generous and often unusual donation before he drives away. One year he gave a peanut butter jar full of silver dollars.

This week, the “mystery man” handed an envelope to NBC 7 weatherman Whitney Southwick stuffed with cash: a $100 bill, five $20 bills, and five old coins.

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“We’re now launching the Heart of Gold Challenge with the idea of inspiring others to continue to pay it forward,” says Rady spokesmanBen Metcalf. He is seeking online donations in coin-inspired increments of $1.76, $17.65, $176.50, and so forth, at:

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