Frequently Asked Questions
Is this for real?
Yes, absolutely. This is not a joke or a stunt.
Well, there's the rub. We can't show footage of the chest going into the ground; it might give something away. However…if you stick around, and look hard, we promise that you will see each and every one of the ten thousand dollar coins in our videos. That's the best we can do.
Is the treasure real gold?
Well…no. The treasure is 10,000 US mint one-dollar coins. Most of them are Sacagawea dollars, or the new Presidential one-dollar coins…the “John Quincy Adams” one is hands down our favorite. So they are gold-colored!!! But “actual gold,” no. Actual currency? Absolutely.
Why would you do this?
We wanted to create a real treasure hunt. If you're reading this, you've found the map, and there's a chest of “gold” waiting to be found. We've always wanted to experience the excitement of searching for pirate treasure, so we decided to give that feeling to everyone else.
Who are you?
We're not telling you.
Why do you have a ninja?
The real question is why don't you have a ninja?
What do you want from me?
NOTHING. This is not a contest. Please don't send us your personal information. We don't want your email. There is no list to sign up for. We just want you to enjoy the videos. They contain everything you need to find the chest.
How do I find it?
Jeeze, we just told you. The eight episodes contain every clue you need to find the treasure.
Come on, give me a little more than that!
…It's buried. And it's in one of the five Boroughs of New York City. Also, don't just start digging randomly. You'll know when you've found it.
Oh, and for the record…it's NOT in Central Park.
…that's a clue, isn't it?
No, it's really not. We may be stupid enough to bury all our money, but we're absolutely not stupid enough to encourage people to start digging up Central Park.
Do I have to watch all eight episodes to find the treasure? I think I already know where it is!
You really need to watch all eight episodes to know where the treasure chest is. It is VERY unlikely someone would find it without watching each of the eight episodes.
Do I need to physically go and get the treasure chest myself?
Yup. Remember, this isn't a contest; we just lost our gold. It doesn't belong to us anymore. Think of it like finding a dollar bill; someone lost it, and since you've found it, it's yours. It's like that, except it is a dollar coin. And there are 10,000 of them.
Did you leave tangible, physical clues around the city? What am I looking for?
You're looking for the treasure chest. That's it. All the clues you need are found on the welostourgold website. Nowhere else. We did not leave any physical clues for you to find.
You might stumble across parchment from Mulligan advertising the site, or chest itself. Those are the only things we've physically hidden.
I don't believe any of this.
…too bad, because someone else will.