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Salvation Army Maj. Jonathan Fjellman holds the 1982 South African Krugerrand that was dropped into a Salvation Army kettle in Grand Forks this past Christmas. The coin, valued at about $1,600, was sold to a local coin collector. Herald photo by John Stennes.

A golden gift for Salvation Army: Grand Forks group received coin worth $1,600 from anonymous donor

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For the second bell-ringing season in a row, an anonymous donor has dropped a gold coin, worth about $1,600, into a Grand Forks Salvation Army kettle.


It happened sometime in December at the Home of Economy in the city's north end, according to the Army's Maj. Jonathan Fjellman.

The South African Krugerrand, dated 1982, weighed about an ounce and is similar in size to a quarter but thicker, he said. It was sold to a local individual, he said.

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