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 .9999 Fine

High Bid: $2,275.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
3d 14h 48m


1 oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna .9999 Pure Gold! #6812

High Bid: $1,230.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
4d 17h 41m


1 oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna .9999 Pure Gold! #4505

High Bid: $1,227.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
3d 14h 22m


1 oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna .9999 Pure Gold! #9079

High Bid: $1,227.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
3d 15h 39m


1/2 oz 15.5g Pamp Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan Assay .50ounce 15.5 gram Gold Bar

High Bid: $623.13
Bids: 18
Time Left:
2d 21h 3m


Phoenix Precious Metals 1/4 oz .999 Fine Gold Poured Round Ingot

High Bid: $504.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
10h 25m


1 oz. PAMP Lady Fortuna

High Bid: $390.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 7h 58m


Argor Heraeus 1oz Bar

High Bid: $356.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
6d 16h 47m


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

High Bid: $226.50
Bids: 18
Time Left:
1d 21h 55m


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

High Bid: $221.50
Bids: 7
Time Left:
4d 1h 17m


5g Gold BAR PAMP SWISS MADE

High Bid: $212.50
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1d 17h 18m


PAMP Suisse 5 Gram .9999 Gold Bar - Fortuna With Assay Certificate SKU29096

High Bid: $205.51
Bids: 27
Time Left:
1d 13h 13m


5 gram pamp suisse gold bar

High Bid: $200.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
16h 19m


RARE!!! 1999-1/10 Gold Coin “Year of the Rabbit” 10 Yuan- OLD DATE CHINA-Capsule

High Bid: $192.55
Bids: 1
Time Left:
9d 18h 3m


GOLD BULLION BAR--SEALED IN ASSAY CERTIFICATE--1/10th OUNCE--PREMEX AG--ZURICH

High Bid: $135.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 7h 41m


3 1 Gram IGR Mint 999.9 Gold Bar Sealed with Assay Certificate 24 Karat

High Bid: $134.50
Bids: 5
Time Left:
9h 7m


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

High Bid: $130.50
Bids: 34
Time Left:
1d 20h 54m


2 gram Scottsdale Mint .9999 Gold Bar - Sealed in Certi-Lock. FREE SHIPPING USA

High Bid: $108.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
22h 13m


2.5 GRAM PAMP SUISSE .999 GOLD BAR LADY FORTUNA IN ASSAY

High Bid: $100.01
Bids: 16
Time Left:
3d 20h 18m


2x Perth Mint 1 Gram 99.99 Fine Gold Bars ....Sealed w/ Assay

High Bid: $83.55
Bids: 30
Time Left:
1d 13h 30m


2x Perth Mint 1 Gram 99.99 Fine Gold Bars ...

High Bid: $83.55
Bids: 22
Time Left:
1d 13h 34m


2 GRAM G 24K GOLD BAR TGR PREMIUM BULLION 999.9 FINE INGOT FREE PRIORITY SHIP !

High Bid: $81.00
Bids: 23
Time Left:
6d 11h 24m


Pamp 2.5g Suisse 999.9 Fine Gold Bar - (In Assay)

High Bid: $80.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
1d 20h 33m


2x 1 Gram Valcambi Suisse Gold Bar,Switzerland

High Bid: $76.00
Bids: 27
Time Left:
2d 8h


Vintage 14K Gold Bullion Pendant .58333 gift box included (Please see photo's)

High Bid: $74.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
1d 11h 5m