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Krugerrand coin found in Salvation Army red kettle
Krugerrand coin found in Salvation Army red kettle

MABLETON, Ga. -- A rare South African gold coin was dropped into a local Salvation Army red kettle this week.

The coin, called a Krugerrand, was found during a routine coin count Tuesday morning. It was wrapped in a piece of paper on which someone wrote, "a child is born, Jesus."

"We estimate the coin to be worth between $1,600 and $1,700," said Major Marshall Gesner, commander of the Metro Atlanta Area Command of the Salvation Army. "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."

Salvation Army officials believe the coin was dropped into the kettle in front of the Kmart in Mableton.

Learn more about the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.