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 SWISSE 50 GR &100 GR.999.9 Gold Bars 741A

High Bid: $4,000.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 18h 49m


Two 999.9 Fine Gold Credit Suisse 50gr Bars 741W

High Bid: $2,850.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
8d 19h 5m


CREDIT SWISSE 999.9 FINE GOLD 100gr Bar LOT#741E

High Bid: $2,845.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 18h 55m


Credit Suisse 999.9 Fine Gold 100gr Bar 741G

High Bid: $2,845.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 19h 5m


999.9 Fine Gold Credit Suisse 100gr Bar LOT# 741N

High Bid: $2,845.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 20h 10m


TWO CREDIT SWISSE GOLD BARS-- 999.9 Fine Gold 50gr Bars LOT# 741AE

High Bid: $2,845.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 20h 12m


Credit Suisse 999.9 Fine Gold 100gr Bar 741J

High Bid: $2,845.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
8d 19h 45m


Credit Suisse 999.9 Gold 100gr Bar 741C

High Bid: $2,795.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 20h 44m


50 Gram Valcambi Suisse .9999 Fine Gold Bar CombiBar

High Bid: $2,275.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1d 22h 7m


1982 China Panda 1oz .999 Gold

High Bid: $1,975.00
Bids: 25
Time Left:
3d 10h 9m


2016P Tuvalu 1oz .999 Gold Star Trek Enterprise High Relief NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo

High Bid: $1,500.00
Bids: 23
Time Left:
3d 11h 16m


Executive Bullion® One Troy Ounce .999 Fine Gold Bar

High Bid: $1,449.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 9h 18m


1 Troy oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine Fortuna Veriscan

High Bid: $1,390.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
3d 19h 36m


1 oz Gold Republic Metals Corp (RMC) Bar A171843

High Bid: $1,375.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
2d 13h 59m


1oz .999 Hand-Poured Gold Bar - Skull & Bones

High Bid: $1,375.00
Bids: 23
Time Left:
3d 11h 16m


Apmex 1 Oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,348.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 15h 34m


Credit Suisse 1 Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,325.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
5d 15h 14m


Credit Suisse 1 Troy Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,290.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
5d 15h 16m


Credit Suisse 1 Troy Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,286.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
5d 15h 16m


Credit Suisse 1 Troy Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,282.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
5d 15h 16m


1 Oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,276.01
Bids: 6
Time Left:
5d 22h 53m


Credit Suisse 1 Troy Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,276.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
5d 15h 16m


1 Oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,276.00
Bids: 15
Time Left:
5d 23h 2m


1 Oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
5d 23h 5m


Credit Suisse 1 Troy Ounce 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot

High Bid: $1,236.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
5d 15h 16m