The Salvation Army chapter in Rock Hill is thanking an anonymous donor who helped spread holiday cheer with a single coin.
A one-ounce gold coin was dropped into a Salvation Army Red Kettle during a fundraising drive at a Tega Cay Walmart store, said Lt. Mike McGee, a corps officers for the Salvation Army of Rock Hill.
The coin is a 1980 South African Krugerrand, according to McGee. It’s worth $1,201, according to an appraisal made Wednesday at the Brownlee Jewelers store off Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill.
While gold coins have been dropped in Salvation Army kettles around the nation this year, this is the first one reported in the Carolinas, McGee said.
“We would like to say thank you to the donor who dropped the gold coin into the kettle,” McGee said. “Your generosity helps us fight for good in our community all year. God bless you.”
The coin will …
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