Pawn Stars: TREASURE UNCOVERED! 1715 Spanish Gold Worth a Fortune (Season 2) | History

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The seller of a 1700s Spanish Fleet Coin is blown away by the estimated value of his rare piece of Spanish treasure, in this clip from Season 2, "Trail Breaker." #PawnStars
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"Pawn Stars" follows three generations of the Harrison family as they assess the value of items coming in and out of their Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, from the commonplace to the truly historic.

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74 Comments on “Pawn Stars: TREASURE UNCOVERED! 1715 Spanish Gold Worth a Fortune (Season 2) | History”

  1. Watch all new episodes of Pawn Stars, returning Monday, March 22 at 9/8c, and stay up to date on all of your favorite The HISTORY Channel shows at

    1. @Wendys Two-for-Five it must have been uploaded 2 days back and scheduled for publishing today , thats my guess

  2. He would’ve given you $14k for it. He’s a history buff. Don’t fall into the negotiating trap. He’s an expert.

    1. good advice…. but about 10 years too late i reckon … this episode came out in 2010, i think people who’ve watched the show over the years have gotten to know his negotiating tactics and that he’s “almost” a know it all

    2. totally depends on several factors. some factors that are tied to the actually item itself i.e., how much space does the item physically take up, does it need to be restored? does it need a special display or frame? etc, etc.
      And there are factors tied to rick’s present financial situation. if rick has a ton of his money tied up in investments made on his store items then he tends to never pay more than 60% of the appraised items. based on the item itself i think rick could pay up to 80%: it’s small, takes up little space, has a big market of potential buyers because it’s a collectible coin with an excellent historical background; the coin itself has an excellent strike on both sides and is in excellent condition and is incredibly rare. rick has paid 80% on these types of items, but only when the negotiation is pushed to the limit, which it wasnt here, and if rick doesnt have a ton of stuff in his store that needs to be sold.

  3. Expert: its worth about 18000
    Rick : How much you want?
    Seller: sounds like 18000
    Rick: You must be new here..

    1. Why do they always think Rick is gonna give them what it’s worth? It’s a pawn shop for crying out loud.

    2. @Dean Brainard I am always surprised at how generous Rick and his staff are about how much they will pay. Most pawn shops will not pay more then a 3rd or a 4th of the value of an item.

    3. @Justin Bryson Gold is different. I ran a shop dor years. We’d pay weight minus 15% for pure gold. On premium coins or high end jewelery we had special customers wish lists. Other things then yes 1/2 to 1/3 their value.

    1. Yeah a couple of marys here.
      I can pick it up and walk he says at the 10k offer and then comes back with a puny 500 more.

    2. I once made a Toyota dealership make $12,000 off me by trading my 12 inch lifted 2013 Silverado in 2017 with 80k miles. So I have lost more than the dude in the video easily in only 1 of my life’s transactions

    1. They say not dedicating your mind to what you eat while you eat. Robs your body from feeling fuller faster and savoring your delicious food of course 🗿

  4. Makes me feel like these guys are really great people when someone leaves with 5x more than they asked for. Good job! And wow! What a beautiful coin!

    1. This is just for TV.
      Usually they get their expert to check it out in private, and then offer $1900.
      That’s what I think.

  5. Seller: “I have this antique crack pipe I found in my basement while moving in. I think it might be worth something.”
    Rick: “It looks like an interesting item, but I just don’t know what it’s worth. Lemme bring in a buddy of mine who is an expert on this sort of stuff”
    *Chumlee walks in*

    1. Yes when the cameras are on him for all the world to see. Doesn’t prove anything. Any other time he may just give him 1500.

    1. @Frozen Horse and you’ve taken it personally… it was meant to be a joke but here we are. You criticized the man in the video for no reason and I cant criticize you? Ironic

    2. ​@Ajay Burnett Pawnshops can provide you with cash on the spot. If he takes that to an auction he will have worry if the coin will be undersold and would have to deal with auction fees.

  6. Rick should get an Oscar for that acting while negotiating. You know he was doing backflips to get that for 11 thousand.

  7. That wasn’t as tough a deal for Rick to decide but he hid his enthusiasm well. That guy had no idea what he had. 18 thousand is reason enough to submit that coin to Stacks Bowers or some other auction. Pawn Stars win again; the coin seller is pretty happy too.
    Love it.

  8. The one thing this show has taught me, is to never let any of my children have any family heirlooms.

    1. What the H… It’s not some family heirloom. It’s a coin the guy put away in a safe as a means of putting cash away. Just because your grandparent owned it doesn’t make it a treasured heirloom. Or would you be keeping everything including the half used box of tissues from their bathroom?

    2. @Jake Cooper I wasn’t talking about this instance in particular. I’m referring to how there’s so many people in this show that say “it’s been in my family for years, but I just don’t have a use for it”. I definitely know that I have a couple things from my grandfather that I wouldn’t want my children to just go sell at a pawnshop.

  9. I love the fact that for several seasons, the “experts” handled rare merchandise with their bare hands.

    1. Grading companies handle coins with bare hands. Most coin collectors don’t wear gloves due to the frequency of dropping coins increasing. What bothered was when he flipped the coin he touched the fields!

    2. It’s made of gold, a noble metal.
      Bare hand wouldn’t do anything to it, even if your hand covered all in oil. 😀

    3. I have NEVER seen someone handle any coin bare handed. It horrified me. Gee, I wonder if it was real, hope everyone followed the script…

  10. Seller’s reaction when Carl said $18,000 was legit surprise and excitement, which is quite rare for these little skits.

  11. I think the most interesting part of this clip is how the background has changed so much over the years. The shop appears to have been much smaller with a lot more common trinkets in the early years. As the show had more success, the shop got bigger and the background decor cooler. Neat to see the progression!

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