CHICAGO (WBBM) — You see it every year around the holidays: Passersby dropping coins into those red Salvation Army kettles.
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And, every year, some especially generous folks drop about two dozen real gold coins into the buckets.
This year, according to a Salvation Army spokesperson, an anonymous donor is going one step further: He or she is offering to match the value of the gold coins–up to 100 coins.
At least four coins have been found so far this year.
That’s a pretty nice gift: Gold is currently trading for about $1,300 an ounce.