Anonymous Donor Drops Silver Coins, Bars in Salvation Army Kettle

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A secret Santa left nearly 2 pounds of silver coins and bars in a Salvation Army Red Kettle in Redding, Calif., sometime Tuesday night.

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Salvation Army workers discovered the anonymous donation, roughly estimated at $488 worth of silver, late Tuesday night in one of the iconic red kettles, Lt. Dan Whipple said. There were 28 small bars and three coins for a total of 31 ounces of silver, he said.

Indian silver saw the biggest upwards shift for the day, rising 2.5% to close at INR 37,026 ($583.67) per kilogram on Wednesday, December 24. US silver finished the day up 0.7% to $15.79 per ounce. Chinese silver closed 0.6% lower at CNY 3,385 ($543.81) per kilogram. The price of Japanese silver held steady at JPY 614.00 ($5.09) per 10 grams.

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Indian gold bullion saw its price rise 0.1% to INR 27,106 ($427.30) per 10 grams. At CNY 236.50 ($37.99) per gram, the price of Chinese gold bullion was essentially unchanged. The price of US gold bullion flattened at $1,177 following two-days of declines. The price of Japanese gold bullion showed little movement on Wednesday at JPY 4,598 ($38.09) per gram.

Following a two-day drop, the price of US platinum bar increased by 1.0% to $1,187 per ounce. Chinese platinum bar prices rose 0.4% to CNY 254.00 ($40.81) per gram. The price of Japanese platinum bar held steady at JPY 4,604 ($38.14) per gram.

At CNY 181.00 ($29.08), the price of Chinese palladium bar finished the market day up 0.6% per gram. The price of US palladium bar increased 0.2% to $811.00 per ounce. Japanese palladium bar held its value yesterday at JPY 3,146 ($26.06) per gram.

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