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.


Six 1 oz Credit Suisse gold bars in original packaging

High Bid: $7,800.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
4d 1h 2m


5 Canada RCM 1 oz. .9999 fine gold bullion bars in original plastic

High Bid: $6,300.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
4d 56m


TWO CANADA GOLD ONE OUNCE MAPLE LEAF

High Bid: $2,563.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
3d 21h 47m


50 gram Valcambi SUISSE FINE Gold BAR CombiBar� (In Assay) .9999 Fine

High Bid: $2,075.00
Bids: 14
Time Left:
3d 2h 37m


(1) US GOLD ONE OUNCE AMERICAN EAGLE PROOF

High Bid: $1,361.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
3d 21h 47m


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

High Bid: $1,308.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
1d 4h 15m


1 oz Gold Bar - Argor-Heraeus .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,295.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
22h 17m


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

High Bid: $1,295.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 16h 39m


Argor-Heraeus 1 oz Gold Bar (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
6h 32m


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

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
21h 41m


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

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
21h 41m


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

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
2d 23h 39m


20g Gold Bar 999,9 from Münze Österreich in perfect condition - Safe investment

High Bid: $782.32
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 3h 18m


CANADA $100 GOLD ROUND

High Bid: $641.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
3d 21h 47m


10 gram Gold Bar - PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna

High Bid: $435.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 22h 4m


10 Gram Pamp Suisse Fortuna Gold Bar Ingot 9999 sealed, older assay card

High Bid: $432.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
1d 6h 17m


10 gram Pamp Suisse gold bar 999.9 fine gold

High Bid: $416.00
Bids: 13
Time Left:
1d 6h 8m


Perth Mint 10 Gram 99.99 Gold Bar - New Sealed With Hard Assay Certificate Card

High Bid: $415.00
Bids: 37
Time Left:
2d 10h 39m


Pamp 10unce Gold Lunar Calendar Horse 2014 Swiss Made

High Bid: $346.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
4d 22h 10m


Lot of 5 - 1 Gram IGR 999.9 Gold Bars Sealed with Assay Certificate 24 Karat

High Bid: $243.50
Bids: 31
Time Left:
6h 49m


Lot of 5 one (1) gram Pamp Suisse gold bars (.9999 fine)

High Bid: $242.50
Bids: 12
Time Left:
1d 6h 17m


Lot of 5 - 1 Gram IGR 999.9 Gold Bars Sealed with Assay Certificate 24 Karat

High Bid: $235.00
Bids: 37
Time Left:
6h 47m


5 GRAM CREDIT SUISSE 24K GOLD BAR .9999 BAR Low serial #001667

High Bid: $227.50
Bids: 17
Time Left:
3d 6h 17m


NEW ~MINT SEALED 5 GRAM GOLD VERISCAN FORTUNA PAMP SUISSE .9999 PURE GOLD

High Bid: $225.11
Bids: 30
Time Left:
2d 7h 38m


5 Gram Pamp Suisse Fortuna Gold Bar Ingot 9999 sealed, older assay card

High Bid: $224.09
Bids: 31
Time Left:
1d 4h 17m