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Pawn Stars: Rick’s Big Shot (S18EP11 History Mon 22 Mar 2021)

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Rick’s Big Shot: When a seller comes in with an overcoat once owned by suspected JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, will the deal be a stroll on a grassy knoll, or will Rick lose his shot at owning a piece of history? Next, Corey checks out a 30-year-old Gibson guitar with a factory mistake. Can he pick up a sale, or will he get shredded? Then, a rare Mike Tyson Nintendo game punches into the shop. Can Chum knock out an offer, or will the seller put up a fight? And finally, Rick and Corey head out of the shop and into the desert to check out a restored WWII half-track. Will the father and son duo be able to target a deal, or will it blow up in their faces?

Airdate: Mon 22 Mar 2021 at 9.00pm on History

Season 18 Episode 11

Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family – grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey – jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It’s up to them to determine what’s real and what’s fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone’s mind, "What’s the story behind it?" and "What’s it worth?"