Rare, valuable coin dropped in Salvation Army red kettle in Mitchell

December 12, 2023

MITCHELL, S.D.–Salvation Army Lieutenant Rodney Morin had quite the surprise last week when he was counting money collected from Salvation Army kettles in Mitchell.

He found a coin that at first he thought was a U.S. one-dollar gold coin, but it didn’t take long to realize it was actually a Krugerrand.

A Krugerrand is a South African coin made of bullion, or gold and silver of high purity.

Morin says this particular coin is valued at more than $2,000.

No one at the Salvation Army knows exactly who put the coin in the kettle and no one has stepped forward to claim the act of generosity.