In Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, while carrying one of the Aztec medallion, why were Will and Elizabeth not cursed in the same way others were?
The curse is more than just about stealing the coins. The motivations of the thief are involved.
Will and Elizabeth do not steal the gold out of greed like Barbossa's crew or Jack.
From the script
BARBOSSA (CONT'D): So the priest, with his dying breath, called on the power of the blood of his people, and put on the gold a curse. If anyone took so much as a single piece, as he was compelled by greed, by greed he would be consumed