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10 Biggest Ever Buys on Pawn Stars

You got to spend money to make money and no one knows that better than the Pawn Stars guys.

We count down the 10 biggest payouts ever on the history of the show.

We count down the 10 biggest payouts ever on the history of the show.

1. $111k - 200+ Pounds of Silver

After told by his father to invest, one gentleman decided to purchase over 200 pounds of silver. By the time he walked into Rick’s shop, 12 years had passed since his investment and the price of silver had skyrocketed. With a set profit margin, Rick knew he could sell it on immediately, so after carrying out some checks to ensure the silver was pure, which even included some drilling, he was happy to snap up the hoard for the princely sum of $111k!

2. $95k - 1932 Lincoln Roadster

This convertible was created with one thing in mind, luxury. With its 150-horsepower V-12 engine, it was more powerful than most cars of its era. So when Rick and the Old Man went to check out an exceptionally maintained ’32 Roadster, they knew they had to go big if they wanted to ride off with this vintage beauty. In the end it was $95k big, paid in cash, which the owner then pushed back over the counter to buy $95k in gold.

3. $90k - 1961 Gibson SG Les Paul Guitar

This custom guitar belonged to American guitarist Mary Ford, who was the wife of legendary guitarist Les Paul. From 1950-1954, Mary and Les co-wrote 16 top 10 hits and sold millions of records. Les’ solid body guitar design also effectively changed the sound of rock music. Already a rare guitar made even more valuable with its actual connection to Les Paul, this would become Rick’s largest guitar buy of his career. After the owner’s initial ask of £250k, Rick did well to snap it up for a meager $90k.

4. $85k - 1941 Gibson SJ-200 Guitar

Not only was this guitar beautiful and rare but it was also owned by a rock legend. Stephen Stills of the folk rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash owned this piece of rock ‘n’ roll history, which was instantly appreciated by Rick as he uttered the words, “that is cool!” With an accompanying bill of sale signed by Stills himself, Rick had to dig deep to get his hands on this “holy grail” of Gibson guitars. In the end he was able to prise it off the owner for a cool $85k.

5. $80k - 1922 Proof Peace High Relief Dollar

Described as one of the rarest coins in American history, the 1922 High Relief Dollar was brought into Rick’s shop by a man who had originally won it in a poker game. The gentleman believed the coin, one of only 10-12 left in existence, to be worth around $20k. After Rick had one of his experts take a look at it, that price jumped considerably with a new estimate given of between $50-100k. Rick and the man stuck a deal at $80k.

6. $68,250 - 1932 Custom Ford Roadster

Rick and Corey engaged in fierce negotiations with the owner of a pristine jet-black 500-horsepower 1932 Custom Ford. The convertible Roadster was in impeccable shape with just 450 miles on the clock and after Vegas car custom legend, Danny “The Count” Koker fell in love with it, Rick knew he had to strike a deal, which he did at $68,250.

7. $67.5k - 1915 Panama Pacific Octagonal Gold Coin

After heading to Atlanta to attend one of the biggest coin auctions in America, Rick needed to find a 1915 Panama Pacific Octagonal $50 gold piece for a customer who wanted to pay $70k for it. These commemorative coins were created by the U.S. Mint to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. After tracking two coins down, Rick finally negotiated a deal on one for $67.5k.

8. $60k - 2014 Hertz Penske GT Mustang

In 2013, the car rental company Hertz announced a partnership with American entrepreneur Roger Penske to create 150 limited edition Ford GT Mustangs. When a gentleman brought Rick one of the first ten ever built, Rick asked professional NASCAR driver Joey Logano to give it a test drive. Happy that everything was in working order, Rick struck a deal at $60k.

9. $60k - JFK Cigar Box

When a man walked into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with a piece of presidential history, described as a “once in a lifetime item”, Rick just had to have it. The item was a cigar box that once sat on President John Kennedy’s desk in the Oval Office. It even included some unsmoked cigars. Considering another of JFK’s cigar boxes sold for over $500k back in the 90s, Rick was onto a winner when he haggled this one off the gentleman for $60k.

10. $55k - Vic Flicks 1961 Fender Stratocaster Guitar

The Fender Stratocaster is described as one of the most iconic rock guitars in history. So when legendary studio musician Vic Flick, the man who played the guitar riff on the original James Bond theme, brought his 1961 Fender into the shop, Rick had to make a deal. Flick played this particular guitar on popular recordings for artists including Tom Jones and the Beatles. Flick and Rick shook hands on $55k.