Secret Santas in Michigan and Wisconsin were in the giving spirit, donating valuable rare coins to Salvation Army red kettles.
This is the ninth year an anonymous donor has put a rare gold South African Krugerrand into the red kettle for the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division, WXYZ reported. The 1979 coin is valued at $1700 and was donated in the kettle in St. Clair Shores.
While this is the ninth year someone has donated a Krugerrand to the Salvation Army in Macomb County, the location was different this year, leading officials to believe this may be a different donor from past years, The Detroit News reported.
Another secret Santa in Madison, Wisconsin, donated a 1974 Krugerrand gold coin into a red kettle in Madison, WKOW reported.
The Salvation Army of Dane County posted a picture of the coin, valued between $2,000 and $2,500, on its Twitter page, and said it was the second gold coin donated to them this season.
We're in complete awe over what happened today. ANOTHER gold coin was dropped in the kettle at Metcalfe's 😱 They say "lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice," but today proved differently.— The Salvation Army of Dane County (@SalArmyDaneCoWI) December 6, 2021
Thank you to our Secret Santa for the incredibly generous gift. pic.twitter.com/1yEcDIdnlD
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