Mysterious Twitter users leaving wads of cash around San Francisco and Chicago for clued-in followers to find have been
the subject of many news stories lately, and now another anonymous
donor has started dishing out gold coins to the masses.
The masses of the Chattanooga, Tenn., area, at least.
local ABC affiliate in Chattanooga, talked to two sisters who found a gold coin left
by the so-called Golden Leprechaun, a Twitter user who has left
numerous gold coins around the area and provides clues in
The coin that WTVC reported on was found at an
The Golden Leprechaun does not
explicitly identify the coins in tweets, but has said they are 99.99
percent gold. If the pictures of coins tweeted are indeed credible,
among the coins that are, or will be, up for grabs are a 2012 American
Eagle gold bullion coin and a 2011 Austrian Philharmonic gold 10-euro coin.
The account, which tweeted for the first time on May 30, also
includes religious messages.
The Golden Leprechaun tweeted Wednesday night that there were still
“20 Gold Coins left in the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold” and that “the
rainbow leads to fun and gold.”
UPDATE: As of 9:15 a.m. ET Monday morning, the Golden
Leprechaun Twitter handle, @GoldCoin4U, appears to have been deactivated.