Of course! He was hiding "gold" for his action figures to find! What's a knight if he doesn't have some hidden treasure to look for? Shane would hide the gold and the action figures (there may have been some combat dudes, a cowboy and a Rescue Hero or two in on the hunt as well, although there was no sign of Spiderman.) would have to find them.
Now I know why I keep finding gold wrapped bouillon cubes scattered all over the house!
That kid has one great imagination!