Forum staff reports, Published December 15 2013
Krugerrand found in Salvation Army kettleFARGO – Another gold coin has been left in a Fargo Salvation Army kettle.
The anonymous donation was made Saturday at Fleet Farm, wrapped inside a $5 bill.
The one-ounce coin is a South African Krugerrand. Leaving such coins in Salvation Army kettles has become an annual event in various cities around the country.
Maj. Elaine Medlock of Fargo’s Salvation Army said the coin could be worth more than $1,200.
Last week two Austrian Philharmonic coins, worth $255 combined, were found in Fargo kettles.
Gold coins have been found in Fargo-Moorhead-area kettles for the past 11 years.
“It’s very exciting when you’re this close to Christmas and not even to 50 percent of your goal, which is pretty discouraging, it’s pretty exciting to find this coin,” Medlock said.
She said that as of Thursday, the Salvation Army had raised 32 percent of its $950,000 goal.