You probably watched an episode or two of History Channel’s reality show called Pawn Stars. The series first aired in 2009 and since then, it has been one of the network’s highest-rated shows – and for good reason. It follows the world famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop located in Las Vegas, Nevada where the show’s hosts “Old Man” Harrison, Rick Harrison, “Big Hoss” Harrison and “Chumlee” Russell look into historical artifacts and appraise their value. Many times, the pawnshop struck gold with extremely valuable items brought in by their customers.
Here are some of the most profitable Pawn Stars deals:
Sunken Ship’s Bell [mashshare]
Imagine owning a giant bell that was just sitting in your house without realizing its true value. A random woman entered the pawnshop carrying a ship’s bell in the hopes of making a few bucks from it. But she evidently didn’t expect to get $15,000 from an ancient ship bell! It turns out the bell belonged to a ship that sunk in 1602 and it was a worthy item for the Gold & Silver Pawnshop.
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