Gold Coin Worth $1K Found in Salvation Army Red Kettle

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The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army

DES MOINES, Iowa – Officials at the Salvation Army say someone dropped a gold coin into one of the Red Kettles outside a metro grocery store.

A one-ounce South African Krugerrand gold coin was discovered Tuesday inside a kettle at the Hy-Vee on Valley West Drive while collecting Monday’s donations. The Salvation Army says the coin is worth roughly $1,000.

As of Tuesday, more than $710,000 has been donated to the Salvation Army through the Red Kettles.

Red Kettles will be available for donations until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Donations can also be mailed to The Salvation Army, 520 35th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312 or by visiting


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