“Pawn Stars” is one of the most popular television shows to date. You might have a favorite episode, cast member, or have an item you wish you could own. By watching the show, you can get a sense of the strange, rare, and historical things that people bring into the pawn shop – and not just on “Pawn Stars” but all over the United States.
The first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize, stolen artwork, letters from Aaron Burr, and a ship’s bell from 1692 are some of the items that make the list of rare historical artifacts. For more things that you never imagined finding in a pawn shop, keep reading.
31. 1715 Spanish Gold Coin
Have you ever caught yourself looking at the date of a coin you think is older? You might become excited to find a coin back in the 1950s and believe this is the oldest coin you’ve ever seen.
The owner of the 1715 Spanish gold coin inherited and brought it to her local pawn shop. Through her research, she found that its price came close to $18,000. The pawn shop employee brought in an expert, who stated the coin is real. The currency came to the Americas as part of a treasure from Cuba.