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.


1 oz pamp suisse gold bar veriscan

High Bid: $1,265.88
Bids: 5
Time Left:
3d 17h 10m


1 oz Gold Bar Pamp Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,265.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
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1 Oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay) Pamp Suisse Gold

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
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1oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan .9999 Fine(In Assay)Has A Scratch

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
1d 19h 42m


1 ounce Scottsdale .9999% gold bar in sealed assay packet.

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
4d 22h 6m


1 ounce Scottsdale .9999% gold bar in sealed assay packet.

High Bid: $1,241.12
Bids: 3
Time Left:
4d 22h 40m


1 Troy Oz Perth Mint Gold Bar Sealed & Serialized (auction is for 1 bar only)

High Bid: $1,230.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
1d 19h 28m


1 oz perth mint gold bar

High Bid: $1,223.88
Bids: 6
Time Left:
3d 14h 31m


1 ounce Perth Mint 99.99% gold bar in sealed assay packet. Free Shipping.

High Bid: $1,213.88
Bids: 2
Time Left:
4d 22h 26m


1 ounce Perth Mint 99.99% gold bar in sealed assay packet. Free Shipping.

High Bid: $1,213.88
Bids: 2
Time Left:
4d 22h 41m


1 Troy Oz Perth Mint Gold Bar Sealed & Serialized (auction is for 1 bar only)

High Bid: $1,145.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
1d 19h 29m


1 Troy Oz Perth Mint Gold Bar Sealed & Serialized (auction is for 1 bar only)

High Bid: $1,136.11
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 19h 30m


1 Troy Oz Perth Mint Gold Bar Sealed & Serialized (auction is for 1 bar only)

High Bid: $1,125.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
1d 19h 29m


1 Troy Oz Perth Mint Gold Bar Sealed & Serialized (auction is for 1 bar only)

High Bid: $1,100.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 19h 30m


20 gram Gold Bar - Perth Mint - 99.99 % PURE GOLD

High Bid: $805.00
Bids: 31
Time Left:
18h 47m


SWISS 20 GRAMS CREDIT GOLD BAR PENDANT- LOT # 516A

High Bid: $800.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
5d 13h 4m


20g Perth Mint Kangaroo Gold Bar 9999 Fine In Assay

High Bid: $787.00
Bids: 27
Time Left:
1h


(Lot of two) 5 Gram Pamp Suisse .9999 Fine Gold Bar Fortuna Veriscan

High Bid: $420.00
Bids: 45
Time Left:
1h 32m


10 Gram Gold Sunshine Mint Bar (#207)

High Bid: $414.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1d 18h 39m


10 gram Gold Bar - Perth Mint - 99.99 Fine in Assay

High Bid: $407.05
Bids: 7
Time Left:
2d 10h 38m


10 gram .9999 Fine Gold Bar - Swiss Bank Corporation ~ Necklace Pendant

High Bid: $407.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 17h 39m


Valcambi Suisse 10 gram gold bar with assayer card (0.999 pure gold)

High Bid: $400.22
Bids: 30
Time Left:
1d 21h 20m


Gold 10 Gram Istanbul Gold Refinery Bar (#128)

High Bid: $400.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1d 18h 38m


Valcambi Suisse 10 gram gold bar with assayer's card (0.999 pure gold)

High Bid: $400.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
1d 21h 19m


(Lot of two) 5 Gram Pamp Suisse .9999 Fine Gold Bar Fortuna Veriscan

High Bid: $393.88
Bids: 16
Time Left:
2d 20h 38m