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.


Box of 25 - 5 gram Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan .9999 Fine

High Bid: $4,910.00
Bids: 44
Time Left:
1h 17m


25 Five Gram Pamp suisse Gold Bars In Veriscan Assay Cards

High Bid: $4,550.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
2h 15m


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

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 35
Time Left:
3d 8h 42m


Royal Canadian Mint RCM 1 Troy Oz .9999 Gold Bar Sealed w/Assay Cert. SKU27048

High Bid: $1,254.00
Bids: 47
Time Left:
1d 1h 49m


1 oz. Gold Bar - Perth Mint - 99.99 Fine in Assay

High Bid: $1,251.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
1d 7h 16m


Sale Price - 1 oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan .9999 Fine (In Assa

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


1 oz. Gold Bar - PAMP Suisse - Fortuna - 999.9 Fine in Sealed Assay

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
2d 29m


1 OUNCE PERTH MINT KANGAROO .9999 FINE GOLD BAR 1OZ. w/ ASSAY

High Bid: $1,250.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
2d 1h 27m


1oz Gold Bar - Perth Mint - 99.99 Fine in Assay

High Bid: $1,125.00
Bids: 13
Time Left:
7h 22m


Argor-Heraeus 1 oz Gold Bar (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,025.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
6h 50m


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

High Bid: $1,000.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 2h 12m


Sunshine Mint 1 oz Gold Bar .9999 Assay SI Certified Authentic 3 Day NR Auction!

High Bid: $910.00
Bids: 90
Time Left:
2d 10h 42m


1979 South African Krugerrand ~ One Ounce Fine Gold Coin

High Bid: $875.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 23h 10m


One 1979 South African Krugerrand ~ One Ounce Fine Gold Coin

High Bid: $875.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 23h 11m


(1) 1979 South African Krugerrand ~ One Ounce Fine Gold Coin

High Bid: $875.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 23h 13m


1/2oz Gold Johnson Matthey Bar, Seldom Seen 1/2 oz JM Lion Bar, Numbered 0047

High Bid: $578.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
4d 7h 52m


Hang Seng Bank, Royal Mint GOLD Bar Ingot.W/Bezel

High Bid: $475.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
9h 12m


10g Gold Bar HERAEUS 999.9 Sealed Proof of Purchase

High Bid: $409.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 2h 59m


10 gram Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan .9999

High Bid: $400.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
3d 1h 15m


10 Gram Gold Sunshine Mint Bar, Certified

High Bid: $399.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
1d 1h 51m


The Perth Mint Australia Oriana 99.99% Pure Gold 10 Gram Bar JE761

High Bid: $380.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
1d 13h 22m


1 GRAM ESSAYEUR .999 FINE GOLD BAR LOT OF 9 5713K

High Bid: $359.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 51m


1/4oz 999.9 Fine Gold Round - Engelhard (Prospector, In Assay)

High Bid: $315.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
4d 10h 29m


1987 Proof Bugs Bunny Constitutinal Commemorative 1/4 ozt .999 Fine Gold Coin

High Bid: $310.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
4d 9h 22m


1987 First Edition Mickey’s Magic Good Luck 1/4 ozt .999 Gold Coin with COA

High Bid: $310.00
Bids: 47
Time Left:
4d 9h 23m