Rare Roman coin worth a small fortune on 'Pawn Stars'

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'Pawn Stars': Rare Roman Coin Worth A Small Fortune

On 'Pawn Stars,' a man brought in a rare Roman coin with the Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar on it, who was also known as Caligula.

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Rick's first question was obvious: "Is it real?" The expert, Mark, checked out the coin and announced that it is "absolutely genuine." And what's it worth? To a retail buyer, Mark priced the coin at $10,000 or more.

Known for his crazy antics like replacing thousands of old Roman statues with his own head during his reign, Caligula was only 24-years-old when he became emperor in 37 AD. He was then killed with his wife in 41 AD.

The coin was a silver denarius that was struck, or made, in the last 24 days of Caligula's life, so this is a pretty old and rare coin that Rick said could be worth up to six figures.

The appraiser called the coin extraordinary and Josh, the owner, ended up selling it to Rick for $8,500. Not a bad chunk of change considering we saw many being sold on EBay for about $2,000 at the most.

It's not the first time we've seen a big winner on 'Pawn Stars':

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SWIFFER - Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars" teams up with Swiffer to encourage men to "Man Up, Clean Up" at Las Vegas BikeFest on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP Images for Swiffer)
Corey Harrison, left, and Chumlee from "Pawn Stars" arrive at the 2011 A&E Upfront Presentation at the IAC building on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars" attends the A+E Networks 2013 Upfront on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SWIFFER - Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars" teams up with Swiffer to encourage men to "Man Up, Clean Up" at Las Vegas BikeFest on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP Images for Swiffer)
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop waits as a camera crew prepares to shoot an episode of Pawn Stars at his shop in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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