COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Salvation Army in Colorado Springs is about $1,000 closer to reaching its holiday fundraising goal after a donor dropped a gold coin in one of their kettles.
An anonymous donor dropped the coin into a kettle outside of Sears while volunteers from the Sertoma Club were ringing their bells.
The coin is a 1975 South African Krugerrand 1-ounce gold coin. It was struck by the South African Mint and belongs to the Krugerrand series of gold bullion coins. Each coin contains one troy ounce of gold. The coins are valued between $1,100 and $1,500.
The Salvation Army aims to raise $400,000 in this year’s Red Kettle Campaign, which ends Christmas Eve.