Single Coin in Salvation Army Kettle Was Worth $1.2K

Anonymous donor dropped it in SC kettle
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2017 5:02 AM CST
$1.2K Gold Coin Left in Salvation Army Kettle
A bell ringer takes a selfie with Captain Kettle during the Salvation Army Christmas Kick-Off on Friday at a mall in Tyler, Texas.   (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)

An anonymous person dropped a single gold coin worth about $1,200 in a Salvation Army kettle in South Carolina. The 1-ounce South African Krugerrand was dropped into a Salvation Army kettle during a fundraising drive at a Walmart store in Tega Cay, the Herald reports. The coin will likely be sold to a jeweler's store, with proceeds going to Salvation Army programs. Mike McGee of the Salvation Army in Rock Hill says a typical kettle fundraiser will raise about $300 a day, the AP reports. "We would like to say thank you to the donor who dropped the gold coin into the kettle," McGee says. "Your generosity helps us fight for good in our community all year. God bless you." (Other extraordinary donations have included gold teeth, pot, and a $500,000 check.)

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