Rare gold coin dropped into Salvation Army Red Kettle in Macomb County

Volunteer Dayna Liski.jpeg
Posted at 12:26 PM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 18:29:03-05

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit's 2022 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign is a little closer to reaching its fundraising goal of $8.2 million after receiving a rare gold coin donation.

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Dayna Liski, volunteer, Salvation Army of Metro Detroit

Tuesday night, the anonymous donor, dropped the coin into a red kettle at the Kroger store located on 9 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores.

In an email to 7 Action News, the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit said the coin is a "rare, 1980 South African gold Krugerrand."


The donation marks the 10th consecutive year that a donor has deposited a Krugerrand into a red kettle in Macomb County.

According to Monex, the Krugerrand is valued at approximately $1,765. 

All 2022 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign donations will help to feed, clothe and support people in need.

In 2021, The Salvation Army was able to provide:

  • More than 2.1 million meals
  • More than 405,000 nights of shelter
  • Nearly 88,000 Christmas toys and gifts for children and seniors
  • Resolution of nearly 1,800 legal issues through the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic

To donate to the 2022 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, click here.