Gold coin worth $1,600 dropped into Chicago Salvation Army red kettle


CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 21: Shoppers walk past a Salvation Army kettle on December 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. As the season winds down donations to Chicago area kettles have been over 10 percent shy of those received last year. Nearly 70 percent of the Salvation Army’s funding comes from donations dropped into the red […]

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CHICAGO  — A gold coin worth approximately $1,600 was dropped into one of The Salvation Army red kettles in Naperville.

According to officials, the coin was a 1oz gold South African Krugerrand (1978). This is the second South African coin dropped in a kettle this year.

The first gold coin of the season was donated in Kankakee in November.

“This gift helps families seeking rent assistance, utilities, or emergency food to get through the week,” officials said in a press release.

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