The Most Expensive Purchases Ever Made on Pawn StarsApr 30, 2023
pawnshops arose in ancient China over 3000 years ago, today there are over 12,000
pawnshops operating in the United States alone, the gold and silver pawnshop found in Las Vegas could easily be considered as the
mostpopular thanks to a Famous TV show called Pawn Stars which premiered in 2009. The series follows the daily activities of Rick Harrison and his family and shows their interactions with customers and interpersonal conflicts while running the well-known store. The idea of discovering the value of an item has given them. viewers with such excitement, which is why millions of people tune in week after week hoping to see something unique and amazing, as well as whether or not the Harrisons will make the right decision when it comes to the value and authenticity of a certain item.
Over the years the show has seen some amazing and rare items come through its doors and while some turn out to be really good copies with absolutely no value,
mostof the time people walk in offering an item worth tens of thousands of dollars as well. than between guitars, automobiles, silver jewelry. Coins Or Autographs Let's Take A Look At The 10 Most Expensive Deals Ever In This Season 7 Episode Called Closing But No Cigar A Piece Of Presidential History Walked Into The Store And Rick Was Immediately Shocked Which Wasn't a surprise since the piece had belonged to one of America's most respected and beloved former presidents, John F.
Kennedy, so even if it was just a box of cigars that once sat on JFK's desk in the Office Oval, it was still quite high in value, especially to its admirers, the box even included some unsmoked cigars. cigars that had great value on their own were the same Cuban cigars out of 1,200 that JFK had secured just hours before he signed the Cuban trade embargo in 1962, both Rick and the seller knew the price would not be low, the seller was looking for $95,000 for the box, but after some arduous negotiation, Rick managed to get the price down to $60,000, which was quite a steal since another of JFK's cigar boxes had sold for over half a million in the '90s. , call rick good if you are a good emergency salesman and professional at your job then flying across the country for a specific coin requested by a customer is not that important in season 12 rick was told by a regular that he would be willing to pay approximately $70,000 for an extremely rare 1950 Panama specific $50 octagonal gold coin which was enough for Rick to pack up his things and go to the largest coin show in Florida and find it aside from the rarity factor, these coins were of extreme historical value being created by the US Mint to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal Rick managed to track down two of the coins at auction and eventually managed to convince the seller to lower the price to 67,000 $50.
He may not have
mademuch of a deal, but he did manage to make one of his customers were very happy in season seven. Rick
madea house call to look at the seller's 1932 Model B Ford Roadster which appeared to be in near mint condition. . The model B was produced between 1932 and 1934 and was considered an updated version of the model a. Although both Rick and his son realized how small the car was and not a practical vehicle to drive themselves, it was the age of the car plus its mint condition with only 450 miles on the speedometer that made them want to.
Rick became interested, but it was only after Las Vegas custom car legend Danny fell for him that Rick knew he had to make a deal after hearing the seller's best price was $70,000. Rick began to negotiate by offering him $65,000, although the owner was unwilling to drop the price below $70,000. the trio struck a pretty decent deal of $68,250 designed by Anthony of Francis II a 1922 proof peace dollar is regarded as one of the most popular U.S. coins by coin historians despite the fact that this particular dollar It is frequently described as one of the rarest coins in United States history.
Somehow a man brought it into the store claiming he had won it in a game of poker. The seller believed the coin, one of the 10 to 12 left in stock, it was worth around $20,000, which is why he was impressed when an expert told him the real value of $100,000 as long as it was in mint condition, to his surprise, the lucky seller got more than expected when Rick offered him $80,000, leaving both parties happy that there aren't many things Rick loves more than when a celebrity's guitar ends up at the store. That's what happened when a man showed up with his 1941 Gibson SJ 200 guitar that he previously owned. to rock and roll legend Stephen Stills Stephen Stills was a member of the rock and roll group Crosby Stills and Nash and is the legendary guitarist, so Rick knew immediately he had to have it after seeing the original sales invoice signed by Rick himself thought it was almost too good to be true so he needed to consult an expert.
Jesse su The local guitar expert loved the guitar and even let the owner know how impressed she was. The guitar itself was worth at least $75,000, but being owned by Stephen Stills pushed the price up another $20,000. after some negotiations he was ready to make a deal for $85,000 in season five, a man came into the store claiming to be the nephew of American guitarist Mary Ford and carrying a guitar that was invented by her husband Les Paul . Les Paul was one of the original inventors. of electric guitars and together with his wife formed a very popular duo in the 1950s from 1950 to 1954 Marion co-wrote 16 top ten hits for them and sold millions of records this particular guitar would have been a rare and valuable instrument even without the but considering he hailed from rock royalty, this could turn out to be Rick's biggest guitar purchase of his career, the nephew even brought along documents documenting Paul's on-again off-again relationship with Gibson, another too-good-to-be-true moment.
Rick to consult someone and see how much that piece of rock and roll history is worth, the guitar expert was quite surprised by the article which said that even if it was a fake it was the best fake on the planet with an estimated value of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, how
ever, that was well below what Mary's nephew had in mind, but as expected, well above what Rick offered, they finally managed to settle the deal at ninety thousand dollars. saying that when the two concepts are combined into one more reasonably priced one, there is a one hundred percent chance that it will end up in the hands of Rick and his colleagues in season four, an older man walked into the store wanting to sell his Lincoln roadster vintage from 1932 and Rick knew right away that he had to go big if he wanted to walk away with this vintage beauty.
The seller who calls himself Uncle Phil bought the car from a museum a few years ago and was looking for $100,000 for it, with this 150 horsepower, no less. V12 engine, it was more powerful than most cars of its day and the fact that it was still in excellent condition contributes to its high price. Uncle Phil wasn't going to trade until the idea of selling him gold came up, luckily the Harrisons keep a lot. in his shop for trading purposes, so this impeccably maintained car cost Frick $95,000 and sent Uncle Phil home quite satisfied after his dad told him to invest in precious metals.
A man had decided to buy more than 200 pounds of silver. 12 years later, the man entered Rick's store. carrying sacks and bags of silver and hoping to get paid for his huge investment from bars to coins it was all pure silver the only potential problem was a giant silver bar that could have been refilled with other metals so that Rick had to test it after making sure the silver was pure Rick instantly made a deal with the man and paid one hundred and eleven thousand dollars knowing he could dish it out himself for a nice profit one of Pawn Stars biggest
purchaseswas when a man walked in with four one kilogram gold bars and believe it or not it was obvious to Rick as soon as he saw them there is a reason Rick Harrison and the old man named their shop gold and silver as, according to the History Channel website, the most money Rick
everhad. blacked out in a single deal it was predictable that the golden substance itself would fetch a customer one hundred and twenty eight thousand dollars for one kilogram bars, there is no denying that gold will always rank high on the list of most valuable things that exist and for Rick, that purchase was obviously a jackpot in a season 15 episode.
They can't pawn me, love. Rick went to a local gallery to find the original artwork for, according to him, the best children's book ever called Where the Wild Things Are. The book was published in 1963 and tells the story of Max, a boy who becomes king of a jungle land full of wild beasts. The book sold millions of copies and was finally adapted into a movie in 2009. Maurice Sendak's artwork is universally acclaimed and instantly recognized anywhere in the world so that Rick can't help but wonder where the owner got the priceless illustrations and why he wanted to let them go after saying he had had them for a while and now wanted to pass them on to someone else, the owner Nick offered the collection for three hundred and seventy five thousand dollars due to the immaculate condition of the drawings when it comes to purchasing items from such a great value, Rick always looks for an expert appraisal, which was the case this time as well when the experts said the first two drawings were worth about $80,000 each and the entire collection was estimated at $310. one thousand dollars Rick began his negotiations lowering the offer to two hundred thousand dollars but was instantly rejected in the end the deal closed at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars still making this purchase one of the highest in the history of the show
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