'Secret Santa' leaves gold coin worth up to $2,500 in Salvation Army red kettle

Dec 6, 2021 | by WKOW

Story by WKOW:

It's the season of giving, and a "secret Santa" was feeling extra generous recently. 

Taylor Pasell, a spokesperson with the Salvation Army of Dane County, said the organization was alerted of a gold coin dropped in the kettle at Metcalfe's Hilldale. 

"It’s a 1974 Krugerrand Gold Coin from South Africa, worth between $2,000 and $2,500," Pasell said. 

It's the second gold coin this season, and the second time ever in Dane County. 

The donator left a note with the coin saying "when we have the opportunity we should do good to everyone." 

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