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Top 10 Coolest Items Brought in on Pawn Stars

VO: Joshua Karpati WRITTEN BY: George Pacheco
Written by George Pacheco One person's trash is often another's treasure. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Coolest Items Brought In On "Pawn Stars." For this list, we're looking at the most unique and impressive items brought in on the hit TV show, "Pawn Stars." It doesn't matter whether or not a sale was made on these items, just so long as the item was cool enough to start up a conversation. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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One person's trash is often another's treasure. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Coolest Items Brought In On "Pawn Stars."

For this list, we're looking at the most unique and impressive items brought in on the hit TV show, "Pawn Stars." It doesn't matter whether or not a sale was made on these items, just so long as the item was cool enough to start up a conversation.

#10: BMW of Death
“Series Rings and Rap Kings”

We start our list off with something...a little morbid. In the fifteenth season of "Pawn Stars," Rick and Chumlee go to visit a Las Vegas car dealership called Celebrity Cars, to look at a special, doomed set of wheels. The car in question is the BMW in which rapper Tupac Shakur and Death Row Records head Suge Knight were driving when they were attacked on September 7th, 1996. Shakur died as a result of the multiple gunshot wounds he sustained during the incident. The BMW, on the other hand, has been cleaned and fixed up over the years, going through multiple dealers and auctions sites, and has been listed by the dealer Moments In Time for 1.5 million dollars.

#9: Einstein's Equations
“E Equals MC Pawn”

Sometimes, Rick makes a deal, and sometimes he doesn't. This is one of those times when he simply couldn’t, but that doesn't make this item any less cool. A customer walks in with a set of mathematical equations reportedly scribbled down by none other than Albert Einstein. The "Pawn Stars" crew are excited, but obviously skeptical, so they bring in an expert to authenticate the piece. It turns out that the equations are actually legit, but valued at far less than the eighteen thousand dollars asked by the customer. Rick offers up three grand for the five thousand dollar piece, but his offer is rejected, and Einstein's Equations walk back out through the door.

#8: Presidential Smokes
"Close, But No Cigar"

The next item on our list is something a bit special: Presidential Swag. The season seven episode, "Close, But No Cigar" featured a customer who operated a private museum, and was looking for some quick cash. He brought in a used humidor, or cigar box, that was previously owned by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, complete with some vintage, un-smoked cigars still inside! Haggling between the pair shifted back and forth between the customer's ninety five thousand asking price and Rick's fifty grand, with the final agreed upon price landing in between at a cool sixty thousand dollars. Not bad money for a bad habit!

#7: Undersea Funds
"Titanic Pawn"

Coin collecting is a hobby that dates back centuries, and still captures the imaginations of many around the globe. One such collector walked into Rick's shop with a very rare piece: a 1906 coin which belonged to John W. Gill, one of the deceased passengers from the doomed ship, "Titanic." The customer had a firm figure in mind before he even walked through the doors: $125,000 dollars. Unfortunately for him, Rick's expert pointed out that similar coins had only sold in the three to four thousand dollar mark, a price drop for which this coin collector was unwilling to abide. The coin was then listed on Ebay for just under a hundred grand.

#6: Mysterious Money
"Some Like It Not"

The D.B. Cooper 727 hijacking is one of the most infamous unsolved mysteries of all time, so when a customer walks into Rick Harrison's shop with a tiny piece of an original twenty dollar bill stolen during the heist, it's a one-of-a-kind offer the pawnbroker just can't let slip away. The customer had already authenticated the money fragment with the PCGS Currency grading service, so it's just up to him, Rick and The Old Man to agree on a price. The owner doesn't seem to want to budge on his numbers, but eventually lets the bill go for $1600, making Rick the proud new owner of a (small) piece of history.

#5: The Book of Mormon
"Pawn of the Jedi"

Oftentimes, Rick's customers try to get one over on the shop when it comes to price. Adam, who brings in a fifth edition of the Book of Mormon, is NOT one of those customers. The book was actually among the last to be printed during Mormon founder Joseph Smith's lifetime, and is appraised by book expert Rebecca Romney at forty thousand dollars! Adam's original asking price was only 25k, and to his credit, he doesn't try and go any higher. Instead he actually knocks a grand off the price, since Rick had given him an extra thousand for a previous transaction. Isn't it great when we can all get along?

#4: Robosaurus!
"Robosaurus"

Have you ever wanted to drive a real life Transformer? Well, apparently inventor Doug Malewicki did, or else he wouldn't have created Robosaurus, a 48 foot long semi truck that can transform into a gigantic, fire breathing T-Rex! The creation has made appearances in multiple media over the years, but Robosaurus was actually offered up to the boys at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop for a cool million bucks. Although a deal wasn't struck, this still has to be one of the most visually impressive and memorable items to ever appear on the show.

#3: John Hancock's John Hancock
"John Hancock's Hancock"

Sure, a "John Hancock" is accepted slang for a signature today, but what happens when someone brings in a signed document from the actual John Hancock? This first season episode of "Pawn Stars" dealt with exactly that unique scenario, when a customer brought in a framed document dating back to the 1700s, which is supposed to contain the actual signature of founding father John Hancock. Rick calls in an expert to authenticate the piece, and the results are positive: this IS the real deal. Unfortunately, Rick and the customer couldn’t reach a deal of their own, and the piece walked out the door.

#2: The White Bronco
"If The Pawn Don't Fit"

We already mentioned Tupac's BMW, and our next pick is another infamous vehicle from an equally infamous murder case. The ride in question is the infamous White Bronco from the O.J. Simpson case. The 1992 Ford Bronco belonged to Simpson's friend Al Cowlings, and was used in O.J.'s low speed chase which captured the attention of a nation. The shop was offered the Bronco by former Simpson agent Mike Gilbert, with an asking price of over a million dollars. Rick was unsure as to the resell value of the piece, and he refused, leaving the Bronco to ride away, slowly, for another day.

#1: Dinosaur Eggs
"Everybody Do the Dinosaur"

We top our list with perhaps one of the most deflating price drops in "Pawn Stars' history… for one of the coolest items no less. A customer walked in the shop with a pair of fossilized dinosaur eggs, with the hopes of cashing in her big dreams to the tune of twenty thousand dollars. Unfortunately, after Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison calls in an expert to price the prehistoric eggs, actual market value of the eggs is only placed at a few hundred dollars each. Still, Hoss offers up five hundred bucks after a bit of haggling, and the ancient fossils become a part of Gold and Silver Pawn Shop's extensive inventory.
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