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Fans Weigh In On Their Favorite Pawn Stars Items

For the past 12 years, the History Channel has let Americans bring their strangest, coolest, and rarest items in to be evaluated and potentially purchased by the penny-purveying people on Pawn Stars. After 17 seasons and over 500 episodes, viewers have been able to bear witness to innumerable items of interest. Everything from ancient war relics to modern art pieces and more have been brought to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Now on its 18th season, the show shows no signs of stopping.

After all this time, fans are going back and remembering some of their favorite moments from Pawn Stars. And, as owner Rick Harrison says in its iconic intro, "everything in here has a story," leading fans to reminisce over their favorite items featured on the show. Of course, Rick's words prove true. Many of the eclectic items picked by fans are among the most storied inanimate objects ever seen on TV. Here are just a few examples of fans' favorite Pawn Star items.

The Revolution-era military handbook

Fans recently shared their favorite items over the show's entire runtime over Reddit. Given the sheer amount of different items on the show, almost everyone had a different example to share. However, nobody had an uninteresting suggestion.

"My favorite item I can remember was an old revolutionary era handbook," Redditor u/Nawlejj wrote. "It was basically a first edition field copy of the handbook used to train Washington's army during the revolutionary war. I really liked it because it's something I could see myself buying and it gives a really cool historical insight to an important time in our history."

The item in question comes from the season 8 episode "Another Christmas Story." It was a copy of a military handbook written to help train America's armed forces during the Revolutionary War. It was one of the rarest written items in Pawn Stars history, and was interesting enough that the expert Rick brought in found herself slightly giddy in its presence. She valued the item at $18,000, though Rick purchased it for just $11,000.

The fake antique pistol that fooled the seller

Another fun example from Pawn Stars' collection of items is an antique flintlock pistol. On the surface, this item looked like it had the makings for a truly great authentic piece of history. It was something Big Hoss would've withdrawn a pretty penny for had he not called in his expert. The expert in question determined that the gun was nothing more than a modern reproduction. This led to an outburst from the seller.

"To me it was hilarious he wanted to know how the expert knew it was fake," one Redditor wrote. "I wish they would just bring that guy back on the show. He was way too funny. I watch the clip of him swearing and it's hilarious."

Unfortunately, due to the false nature of the item, Big Hoss declined the opportunity to make a deal. This was a rare example of both the Pawn Stars crew and the seller walking away with nothing but disappointment.

The ancient Roman coin celebrating Caesar's death

Historical artifacts make for some of Pawn Stars' most interesting items. Every item has a story, but that's especially true when the item is hundreds or thousands of years old. That's why it was such a big deal when a seller brought in an ancient Roman coin during the season 15 episode "Et tu Rick?"

The coin in question was a silver Roman Denarius stamped with the portrait of Brutus, one of the core conspirators behind the assassination of Julius Caesar. The coin also had the "Ides of March" stamped on it, referring to the day on which Caesar was assassinated. Brutus stamped the coin as a form of celebration, believing that the Roman population would begin to follow his lead after assassinating a tyrant.

Originally, the seller asked for a whopping $150,000 to sell the ancient currency. However, that was almost higher than what Rick's expert estimated. Rick did his best to turn a profit, offering as much as $110,000, but the seller was adamant that he would not go below $140,000. In the end, Rick and the seller could not make a deal.