Krugerrand Found In Salvation Army's Red Kettle at Perimeter Mall

Was the coin left by a Secret Santa from Sandy Springs? It's estimated to be worth $1,700.


From Martha S. Reich at The Salvation Army

On Friday, at The Salvation Army something gold and shiny glimmered through crinkled dollar bills and silver coins, it was a rare Krugerrand coin.

“I just can’t believe it,” says Major Todd Hawks, Area Commander for Metro Atlanta, “We have been praying for something special to happen this Christmas and it did!”

The Krugerrand was discovered during the routine counting of the coins. It is believed to have been received in the Red Kettle that was located at the Nordstrom store at Perimeter Mall. 

“We estimate the coin to be worth approximately $1,700,” says Major Hawks. “Although the donor is unknown to us they are not to God.  We are very grateful for the gift and wish Christmas Blessings to the donor.”

The Krugerrand is a rare South African gold coin and is very valuable because of its purity.

Money raised during the Christmas Season helps provide and support services in 13 metro counties throughout the year. Last year alone, The Salvation Army in the metro area provided 157,091 meals and 64,293 toys and gifts were given to children, along with clothing.

There are several ways to donate and help those in need, you can call 404-486-2900 and make a credit card donation Monday – Friday during regular business hours 8:30am-4:30pm; donate online at www.salvationarmyatlanta.org or when you see the Red Kettle give. Kettles will be out in over 350 locations through today.


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