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Top 10 Most Expensive Pawn Stars Items

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Spencer Sher
The most expensive Pawn Stars items probably cost more than the pawn shop itself.
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Now that’s a lot of dough. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Expensive Pawn Stars Items.

For this list, we’re taking a look at the most expensive items owned, bought, sold or valued on the hit History channel show “Pawn Stars”.

#10: 1932 Lincoln Roadster
$95,000


If there’s one thing this car isn’t short on, it’s style. Back in season four, a gentleman by the name of Uncle Phil showed up at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop looking to sell his1932 Lincoln Roadster. The stunning vehicle has a 150-horsepower V-12 engine, making it one of the fastest cars of its time, and an opulence that is totally out of place considering it was manufactured during the Great Depression. Harrison states that a 1932 Lincoln Roadster in mint condition could fetch as high as $170,000 at auction. However, seeing as how this one had a few imperfections, Harrison managed to get the owner to part with it for $95,000; $5000 less than he’d originally wanted. Not bad for a badass ride like this!

#9: 2001 New England Patriots Super Bowl Ring
$100,000


Unlike many of the other items on this list, we never got to see former New England Patriots’ cornerback Brock Williams walk into the world famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Super Bowl ring in hand. However, that hasn’t stopped Rick Harrison from promoting the impressive item to drum up business for his store. The story goes that Williams pawned the ring – losing ownership when he defaulted on the loan - only for Harrison and company to forget about it. That is, until Harrison was going through his pawned inventory and re-discovered it. The ring has a mind-boggling 143 diamonds and is made from 14 karat white gold, placing its value at roughly $25,000. However, due to Harrison’s affinity for the ring - and its sports legend background - it currently has a price tag of $100,000.

#8: 200 lbs. of Silver
$111,000


Back in season 6, a customer walked into the Harrison Boys’ pawn shop lugging a trolley loaded with what he described as a “whole lot of silver.” The massive collection of silver had been bought years earlier, when its value was much lower. They say patience is a virtue, but in this case patience netted the owner a whopping $111,000. As a long-time collector of the precious raw material, the Old Man was particularly excited by the haul, leaping out of his chair to inspect it. Despite asking for $115,000, the owner wasn’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of having to transport all that silver someplace else, so he happily accepted Rick’s offer.

#7: A 2000-Year Old Roman Coin
$150,000


We can think of few professions other than historian, museum curator or celebrity pawn shop owner where assessing centuries old Roman coins is part of your regular routine. Minted in the years following the death of Julius Caesar, the coin features a portrait of Brutus, the Roman senator who organized the infamous assassination on the Ides of March, making it one of the rarest coins to ever grace the counter of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. While the owner asked for $150,000, and Rick’s professional coin appraiser valued it between $125,000 and $150,000, the best Rick could do was $110,000. In the end, the owner decided to hold on to the unique piece of history.

#6: Where the Wild Things Are Artwork
$250,000


For the right item, Rick Harrison and company are more than happy to venture outside the comfort and security of their Las Vegas shop. Case in point: this season 15 expedition, in which Rick visited an art gallery to see some of the original artwork from celebrated author Maurice Sendak’s classic 1963 children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. The illustrations were of the highest quality; and when coupled with their pop culture relevance, made for an insanely expensive piece. Due to their rarity – Maurice Sendak never sold any artwork from the original book – the owner was asking $375,000. However, thanks to a professional valuation of $310,000, Rick was able to get the lot for $250,000. Not bad for a day’s work.

#5: A Contract Signed by The Beatles
$500,000


It’s not every day a guy walks into the world famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with a contract signed by The Beatles. However, that’s exactly what happened back in season six, when a seller brought in the original contract from 1962 signed between John, Paul, George and Pete Best and their manager Brian Epstein. The contract outlined the percentage Epstein would take from all of The Beatles future royalties, a not-too-shabby 25%. The seller was looking to get $1,000,000 for the uber-rare piece of Beatles memorabilia, but upon further inspection it was revealed to only be worth $500,000. Naturally, this meant Rick offered the guy $350,000 for it. In the end, the seller decided to try and get a higher return for the piece at auction.

#4: Jimi Hendrix's Electric Guitar
$750,000-$1,000,000


When a seller entered Rick Harrison’s shop toting Jimi Hendrix's 1963 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, the indomitable salesman was floored. If real, Rick proclaimed that it would be “the coolest guitar ever to walk into my shop.” Lo and behold, the epic piece of rock n’ roll history was the real deal, with its auction value estimated at $750,000, to a whopping $1,000,000. If you watch “Pawn Stars” then you know Rick Harrison loves nothing more than to lowball customers, so he offered the seller $500,000 for it. Seeing as how it could potentially be worth double that, the seller decided to walk.

#3: A 45-Foot Tall Dinosaur Robot
$1,000,000


This 31-ton, 45-foot, car-crunching, fire breathing monstrosity, caught Chumlee’s eye back in season three, so he roped Corey into checking it out. Dubbed “Robosaurus,” the giant robot dinosaur’s owners were asking $1,000,000 for it, stating that you could make $25,000 a day renting it out to various events. Despite the item’s “wow” factor – it’s a four and a half stor-y fire breathing dragon, people! – Corey decided to pass without even bothering to negotiate with the seller. Oh well, looks like Chumlee will have to find another car destroying robot for the shop.

#2: O.J. Simpson’s Getaway Car
$1,300,000


In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death in Simpson’s home, where she lived with her husband, actor and former NFL running back O.J. Simpson. Mr. Simpson was immediately declared a person of interest, but instead of turning himself in, he hopped into a white 1993 Ford Bronco and engaged in the most famous car chase in history. It’s estimated that 95 million people watched the chase on TV, making the Ford Bronco as infamous as Simpson himself. So, when a seller called up Rick Harrison and informed him that he was in possession of the car, Rick had to check it out. Due to its one-of-a-kind nature, the seller was asking $1.3 million for it, a price that proved way too high for Harrison.

#1: A Suit Worn by George Washington
$3,000,000


In season 15, Rick went to see a three-piece suit from the mid 18th century worn by the first President of the United States, George Washington. The incredible piece of American history was in remarkable condition, despite being almost 300 years old. Washington was famously very concerned with how he presented himself to people, so he only wore the finest clothing at all times. The silk suit may look a little dumpy now, but back in the 18th century it was bright pink, making for a truly impressive fashion statement. In the words of the seller, everything has a price, and this item’s price was a cool $3 million. Rick tried to get him to go lower, but the best the seller would do was $2.5 million. Better luck next time Rick!
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