Look what someone dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle yesterday, at the Wal-Mart in Daphne!!!

It's a gold Krugerrand!  Katie Emer, with the Salvation Army in Mobile, points out that similar coins have been dropped in red kettles across the country in the past few days....and we've heard of this happening over the years....but it's the FIRST time in Coastal Alabama.

And Katie says the timing couldn't be better, with the shorter bell ringing season between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.  They're hoping it will add momentum to donations, as residents rise to the challenge issued by the anonymous donor....to match the donation.

In case you're wondering, the coin is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $1200 to $1400.