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.


Gold Bullion Bar Savings & Investment

High Bid: $1,310.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
14h 22m


RARE! Pamp Suisse 1 oz Fine Gold Pendant 999.9 w/ 18k Original Jump Ring [SC1088

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 46
Time Left:
3d 15h 9m


1 Ounce Pamp Suisse .9999 Fine Gold Bar Lady Fortuna 1oz.

High Bid: $1,245.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 1h 29m


Gold Credit Suisse 1 Ounce Ingot

High Bid: $1,235.00
Bids: 13
Time Left:
3d 19h 27m


1 oz Gold Round - Argor-Heraeus KineRound Design (In Assay) Switzerland

High Bid: $1,225.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
1d 3h 7m


1 oz Gold Round - Argor-Heraeus KineRound Design (In Assay) Switzerland

High Bid: $1,200.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
2h 49m


1 oz Gold Round - Argor-Heraeus KineRound Design (In Assay) Switzerland

High Bid: $1,200.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 3h 9m


1/2 OZ PURE GOLD BAR 999.9 (In Assay) Jerusalem Of Gold. Dove Of Peace FINE GOLD

High Bid: $650.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
7d 20h 14m


2017 $5 Barbados Gold Trident 1oz Scottsdale Mint Certi-Locked .9999 Fine Gold

High Bid: $610.00
Bids: 38
Time Left:
4d 13h 25m


1 oz Gold Bar - 999.9 Fine Gold - Argor-Heraeus (In Assay)

High Bid: $499.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
6d 16h 39m


Liberty 10g CREDIT SUISSE GOLD BAR. BALERNA SWITZERLAND. 999.9 AU

High Bid: $383.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 3h 18m


RARE Zurich Credit Suisse 999.9 pure gold 5 gram necklace , assay certificate

High Bid: $255.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
15h 50m


ENGELHARD VINTAGE 5 GRAM .9999 GOLD BARS SEALED - RARE!!

High Bid: $225.50
Bids: 24
Time Left:
1d 1h 5m


5 Gram Pure Gold Bar 999.9 Fine Gold - Engelhard No. 40570

High Bid: $222.50
Bids: 20
Time Left:
4d 52m


5 ~ GRAM PURE GOLD BAR ~ PAMP SUISSE ~ FORTUNA ~ *NEW VERSION* ~ ASSAY ~$9.99 NR

High Bid: $217.50
Bids: 29
Time Left:
2h 50m


5 Gram Gold Bar PAMP Suisse - Roman Cross - .9999 Fine ( In Assay )

High Bid: $205.66
Bids: 4
Time Left:
3d 6h 28m


5g solid gold 9999 fine hand poured masonic bar 5.00 grams freemason gold 99.99%

High Bid: $205.60
Bids: 37
Time Left:
5d 4h 58m


PAMP Suisse Fortuna fine Gold 5g Bar .9999 (24 Karat) Fine, Sealed, NR

High Bid: $199.50
Bids: 8
Time Left:
3d 22h 48m


5 Gram Credit Suisse .9999 Pure Fine Gold Bullion Bar

High Bid: $197.00
Bids: 35
Time Left:
1d 27m


5 gram 24K Yellow Gold Dream Bar Coin PAMP Suisse .9999 Fine (In Assay) #125603

High Bid: $196.47
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 3h 20m


5 gram 24K Yellow Gold Dream Bar Coin PAMP Suisse .9999 Fine (In Assay) #124599

High Bid: $195.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
1d 3h 11m


5 Gram Scottsdale Gold Bar In assay

High Bid: $195.00
Bids: 20
Time Left:
3d 16h 17m


5 gram 24K Yellow Gold Dream Bar Coin PAMP Suisse .9999 Fine (In Assay) #125596

High Bid: $193.98
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1d 3h 15m


2012 ~ 5~GRAM ~ .9999 GOLD ~ YEAR of the DRAGON ~ PAMP SUISSE ~ SEALED ~ NICE!!!

High Bid: $191.50
Bids: 18
Time Left:
22h 34m


5 gram Gold Bar - Lady Fortuna - .9999 Fine Gold - In Assay Card

High Bid: $188.14
Bids: 11
Time Left:
2d 2h 17m