A FARMING charity has thanked a generous benefactor after a rare gold coin was put in a collection tin.

The rare 1966 gold sovereign, which is worth £250, was donated to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) in a collection tin at the Glendale Show, held in Wooler, Northumberland on August 28.

Regional manager Sally Conner said: “It’s a conundrum, who put it in our tin?

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“It would be nice to thank them in person for such an extremely generous gesture.”

“I’ve seen lots of things in our collection tins over the years, including foreign currency, buttons, pins, washers, springs and bits off tractors. But I’ve never seen a gold sovereign before.”