Pawn Stars is a hugely popular reality TV show on the History Channel. It centers on the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a 24-hour pawn shop that was opened in 1989, operated by Richard “Old Man” Harrison, son Rick Harrison, grandson Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, and Corey’s friend, Austin “Chumlee” Russell.
Pawn Stars is the History Channel’s second-highest-rated show. At the height of its popularity, it was second only to Jersey Shore across all networks. The Pawn Stars have seen a lot of treasures pass through their shop, but there are certain finds that were so remarkable that they made them rich overnight. Some finds, on the other hand, were more strange, than profitable. But after years in the pawn business, nothing surprises this crew too much anymore. So, without further ado, these are the best and downright strangest Pawn Stars finds in the history of the show.
Four 1Kg Gold Bars
One of the most expensive buys the Pawn Stars ever made also ended up being one of their most lucrative. They purchased and then flipped four solid gold bars that each weighed a kilo. The bars sold for $128,000. Not a bad day’s work. Gold is still one of the most valuable things you can buy, and it’s certainly profitable to resellâjust ask the Pawn Star crew.
OJ’s Ford Bronco
During the most recent season of Pawn Stars, the crew got a unique purchase opportunity. They had a chance to buy O.J. Simpson’s Ford Bronco. Yes,Â thatÂ Bronco. The car doesn’t have an exact value, and while they seriously considered buying the vehicle, ultimately, they decided to pass. They guessed that its value was somewhere between three hundred thousand and a million dollars.
A Dutch East India Trading Company Bell
It’s very rare to find a piece of ship wreckage that is still fully intact. That’s one of the reasons why this 17th-century bell was so valuable. It was originally part of a ship in the Dutch East India Trading Company fleet. This piece of history was just sitting around unrecognized for its historical significance until the Pawn Stars came across it. A woman brought the bell into the shop, unknowingly, because she was tired of it taking up space in her house. It was verified as authentic and she went home with $15,000 in her pocket.