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.


Vintage 2 oz Gold Engelhard 9999 Poured Loaf Bar Magnificent Cooling Lines RARE!

High Bid: $3,000.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
2d 6h 16m


2 One Troy Ounce Gold Ingots

High Bid: $2,783.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
5d 2h 43m


1 oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan .9999 Fine (In Assay)

High Bid: $1,352.01
Bids: 4
Time Left:
2h 21m


Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz Gold Bar | In Original Mint Assay Card

High Bid: $1,350.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
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PAMP Suisse Gold 1 OZ Bar. (999.9 Fine Gold) Original Sealed Packaging.

High Bid: $1,340.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
2d 23h 21m


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

High Bid: $1,275.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
2d 9h 8m


Perth Mint 1 oz. .9999 Fine Gold Bar In Assay

High Bid: $1,270.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
6d 5h 1m


🌠 10 Gram PAMP SUISSE Fortuna GOLD Bar 🌠 999.9 CERTIFIED Pure GOLD 🌠

High Bid: $446.00
Bids: 34
Time Left:
2d 7h 32m


10 GRAM .999 GOLD 2 5 GRAM REPUBLIC METALS

High Bid: $445.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
2d 8h 47m


10 gram Credit Suisse Gold Bar.9999 Fine

High Bid: $435.00
Bids: 43
Time Left:
1d 6h 2m


🌠 TWO 5 Gram PAMP SUISSE Fortuna GOLD Bars 🌠 999.9 CERTIFIED Pure GOLD 🌠

High Bid: $435.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
2d 7h 32m


10 gram Gold PAMP Lady Fortuna Veriscan 999.9 Fine Gold Bar~Please Read Details

High Bid: $425.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
10h 47m


1976 PAPUA NEW GUINEA $100. Kina Gold Coin, 9.57 grams 900/1000 (H)

High Bid: $350.00
Bids: 7
Time Left:
3d 5h 9m


1976 COOK ISLANDS $100. Gold Coin, 9.60 grams 900/1000 (C)

High Bid: $300.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
3d 5h 4m


1976 PANAMA $100. Balboa Gold Coin, 8.16 grams 900/1000 (E)

High Bid: $300.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 5h 6m


1975 JAMAICA $100. Gold Coin, 7.83 grams 900/1000 (B)

High Bid: $250.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
3d 5h 3m


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

High Bid: $247.50
Bids: 14
Time Left:
1d 9h 50m


5~GRAM ~ PURE .9999 GOLD ~ LOVE ALWAYS ~ PAMP SUISSE ~SEALED BAR~ $9.99 NO RES.

High Bid: $240.50
Bids: 13
Time Left:
9h 41m


5 Gram Baird & Co. 999.9 Fine Gold Bar in Sealed Assay

High Bid: $240.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
6h 7m


Solid 24K Yellow Gold Credit Suisse 5g 5 Grams Gram Bar Ingot # 515878

High Bid: $239.50
Bids: 34
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5 GRAM PAMP SUISSE 2013 SNAKE .999 FINE GOLD BAR SEALED 9579L

High Bid: $239.00
Bids: 1
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1d 2h 25m


2012 5g gold bar pamp suisse year of the dragon (in assay)

High Bid: $238.00
Bids: 14
Time Left:
4h 40m


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

High Bid: $233.50
Bids: 12
Time Left:
23h 52m


PAMP 5 gram gold bar in sealed package - 2016 The Lunar Calendar Series

High Bid: $232.06
Bids: 22
Time Left:
2d 6h 11m


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

High Bid: $230.06
Bids: 25
Time Left:
6h 46m