Colorado Salvation Army Coin '$1,400' Placed In Donation Kettle

By: Staff
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Published: Dec 26, 2021

Colorado Salvation Army coin '$1,400' placed in donation kettle. Salvation Army headquarters in Colorado received a gold coin worth $1,400. The precious gold resembles similar ones donated across the country.

Salvation Army bell ringer Clair Harger found the rare gold coin in her kettle at a Wal-Mart store in Broomfield, Colorado, Wednesday. After an investigation, the charity discovered was from a 1983 South African Krugerrand collection worth $1,400. It is a remarkable finding, but no one knows if they're from the same person or multiple people.

Coin Krugerrands have turned up in Salvation Army kettles in Florida, Indiana and Washington. A Kruggerand was also dropped in a kettle in Boulder last year. The gold trend started in 2009.

Harger, who has been a bell ringer for three years, said she noticed the man's coin was rare and even asked him if it was a Krugerrand. She said the man said "no" and walked away. It is from someone with a heart of gold.

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