FOUND - $1 Million in Gold Hidden in eBay Tank

Fuel Tank was Way Heavier than it Should Be

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An Iraqi Type-69 Tank, similar to the tank bought on eBay (source: U.S. Military).


April 11, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

HELMDON, UK (VIDEO) – A man who traded approximately $37,000 in military items for a tank he found on eBay, has discovered more than $1 million in gold, hidden inside.

Nick Mead, acquired the tank to restore it for use in his business, Tanks-A-Lot. The company provides tanks and other armored vehicles for driving experiences as well as classes, events, and use in films.

Captured on Video

The discovery of the gold was captured on video (at the 2-minute mark), because Mead and his mechanic Todd Chamberlain had found live ammunition earlier. Then, after noticing a fuel tank was substantially heavier than it should be, they thought they may have found more weaponry. And they thought it prudent to have a video-record of the source of items they'd be turning-in to authorities.

In total they found five gold bars weighing between twelve and fourteen pounds, likely more than 900 troy ounces combined. Many media companies have reported an estimated value of $2.4 million. However, a Popular Mechanics article suggest; "the value of the gold bars doesn't quite add up." Based on known weight, they place the value closer to $1.2 million. Either way, it's a tremendous find.

Looted?

Because the Type-69 Tank had once belonged to Iraq, and the Iraqi military was known for wide-scale looting of Kuwait, during the 1990 invasion. There's speculation the gold bars may have been looted from Kuwait. That's definitely a possibility, especially knowing 3,200 gold bars were returned under UN supervision after the war.

The gold has since been turned over to the local authorities by Mr. Mead, so at this time it's uncertain whether he'll be able to keep any of the find. However, the Daily Mail reports he was given a receipt for the find, which he's keeping safe in his safety deposit box... just in case.

Top 25: Gold Bullion Bars on eBay

The following list today's current Top 25 active Gold Bar auctions sorted by highest-bid on eBay, worldwide.


Credit Suisse 1 Troy Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,300.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
5d 10h 2m


1 oz. Gold Bullion One Troy Ounce. 999.9 pure fine mint coin

High Bid: $1,290.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 17h 14m


1 oz perth mint gold bar

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
14h 46m


1 oz pamp suisse gold bar veriscan

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
14h 47m


1 Ounce Fine Gold Bar - Credit Suisse

High Bid: $1,245.00
Bids: 51
Time Left:
13h 29m


1 oz Royal Canadian Mint RCM Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,240.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
14h 37m


1 oz gold bar NO RESERVE!!!Close in box does not open

High Bid: $1,219.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1h 11m


1 oz Royal Canadian Mint Monnnaie Royal Canadienne .9999 Fine Gold Pur

High Bid: $1,199.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
4d 12h 19m


Vasco De Quiroga 1965 Gold Medal From Mexico, 40.6 Grams

High Bid: $1,025.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
5d 10h 2m


1/2 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bar 999.9 Fine Gold, sealed and 10 gram and 1 gram bar

High Bid: $1,000.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 15h 23m


Mexico 1970 World Cup Soccer Gold Medal, 38.2 Grams

High Bid: $948.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
5d 10h 1m


20 gram perth mint gold bar

High Bid: $810.00
Bids: 14
Time Left:
15h 2m


Engelhard 1 gram Gold Bars - 9 Bar Set! Original Packaging! Assayed!

High Bid: $450.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 15h


Gold 10 Gram Istanbul Gold Refinery Bar (#128)

High Bid: $410.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
2d 13h 47m


10 gram pamp suisse gold bar

High Bid: $394.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
14h 57m


Gold 10 Gram Perth Bar (#526)

High Bid: $385.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
2d 13h 47m


10 gram perth mint gold bar

High Bid: $360.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
15h 5m


10 Gram Gold Sunshine Mint Bar (#207)

High Bid: $360.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
2d 13h 47m


5 Gram 999.9 24K Istanbul Gold Refinery Bar IGR ( In Assay )

High Bid: $245.20
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3h 31m


PAMP SUISSE - 5 GRAM GOLD BAR - LADY FORTUNA - .9999 FINE IN SEALED ASSAY CARD

High Bid: $237.50
Bids: 20
Time Left:
2d 15h 19m


5 Gram Gold Engelhard Bar

High Bid: $224.72
Bids: 8
Time Left:
2d 13h 47m


5 Gram Gold Credit Suisse Bar (#476)

High Bid: $221.00
Bids: 14
Time Left:
2d 13h 47m


5~GRAM ~PURE 9999 GOLD ~ LOVE ALWAYS ~ PAMP SUISSE ~SEALED BAR~ $9.99 ~ BID~WIN

High Bid: $220.56
Bids: 17
Time Left:
1d 16h 5m


Australian Perth Mint 5 Gram Gold Bar

High Bid: $217.00
Bids: 14
Time Left:
8h 47m


5 GRAM - PERTH MINT GOLD BAR - IN ASSAY - CERTI-CARD

High Bid: $214.50
Bids: 11
Time Left:
17h 25m