The BEST Episodes of Pawn Stars
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
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?"
#1 - It's a Wonderful Pawn
Season 2012 - Episode 63 - Aired Dec 17, 2012
Do time with the Pawn Stars when a Christmas dinner menu from Alcatraz Prison from 1912 comes into the shop. Will Rick sentence this piece to life in the pawn shop, or let it escape? Then, Rick and the Old Man check out a bomber jacket worn by a member of the famous WWII fighter squadron, The Hell Hawks. Can the guys make an offer, or is the asking price sky high? And later, Chumlee is put in charge of the annual Christmas party. Can Christmas be saved?
#2 - Over The Top
Season 2011 - Episode 31 - Aired Jun 13, 2011
Run for cover with the Pawn Stars when a World War I helmet blasts into the shop. The first metal helmet used by U.S. forces, will the guys butt heads to buy this piece or will they dig in for a long negotiation? Then, Corey and Rick are presented with a gun holster used on the long running TV show Gunsmoke. Will they round up a posse and go after this prop with guns blazing or are they just blowing smoke? And later, Rick decides the guys could use some exercise and hires them a personal trainer. Can he convince these couch potatoes to "feel the burn" or will they decide there's no gain to pain?
#3 - Not On My Watch
Season 2011 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 18, 2011
The Pawn Stars become a house divided when a Confederate Civil War knife marches into the shop. Known as an "Arkansas Toothpick," will the guys sharpen their tactics to take a stab at this rare piece or will a tough negotiation leave them licking their wounds? Then, Rick and Chumlee are presented with a 1936 Rolex formerly owned by infamous con man Bernie Madoff. Will Rick give this watch all the time it deserves or will one false tick cause him to lose his shirt? And later, the gang checks out something that's right up their alley, a 1950's arcade bowling game. Will they prove it's all in the wrist as they strike up a deal or does this vintage machine belong in the gutter?
#4 - Kings and McQueens
Season 2011 - Episode 35 - Aired Jul 18, 2011
The Pawn Stars are blown away when a seller limps in with a 19th century shotgun disguised as a cane. Will Rick take a shot at buying this legendary concealed firearm or will his offer miss the mark? Then, Rick and Chumlee race to check out a 1940 Indian Motorcycle once owned by the King of Cool, Steve McQueen. Will this negotiation take off like a Bullitt or will Rick let this one make a Great Escape? And later, the guys are presented with a book printed by founding father Benjamin Franklin. Will Rick shell out some of his own Benjamins for this rare piece or will he find it's not worth the paper it's printed on?
#5 - Rick's Big Shot
Season 2021 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2021
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?
#6 - Going Postal
Season 2011 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 28, 2011
Make money with the Pawn Stars as they are presented with a one of a kind U.S. postage printing plate from 1862. Will the guys trek through rain or heat or gloom of night to make a deal or will they return this one to sender? Then, a guy comes in with a rare recording of a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Made just months before his assassination, will Rick stand strong and buy this American icon's recording or will the tiniest scratch make it all worth skipping? And later, Rick and Chumlee encounter a Star Wars collector's dream, a recalled poster for Return of the Jedi. Will Rick use the force and battle for this holy grail of galactic memorabilia or will a tough negotiation have him retreating to a galaxy far far away?
#7 - Ace in the Hole
Season 2010 - Episode 35 - Aired Aug 16, 2010
The Pawn Stars hope to capture a glimpse of the Old West when they are presented with an antique professional gambler’s toolkit. Complete with every game of the trade and elaborately designed with a secret compartment for trouble, will they up the ante and make an offer or will they be forced to fold? Then, Rick and Corey look to buy rare pieces of 1896 U.S. currency known as the “Educational Series.” Lavishly designed by the U.S. Treasury, will the bills receive high praises or will a series of bad reviews send to them back to school? And later, a man hopes to sell his 1950’s radiation detecting Geiger counter. Will the shop emit some serious energy for this relic of the Cold War or will the deal force them all to duck and cover?
#8 - Broadsiding Lincoln
Season 2011 - Episode 27 - Aired May 30, 2011
The hunt is on when the Pawn Stars are presented with one of the most sought after items in American history, a John Wilkes Booth Wanted Poster. Will this priceless piece give them the slip or is Rick determined to bring it in dead or alive? Then, a guy buzzes the shop with a fighter pilot's G-Suit. Designed to prevent pilots from passing out, will the guys lock their radar onto this item or will a tough negotiation leave them feeling woozy? And later, Rick is flashed a Police badge from 1930s Al Capone controlled Chicago. Will Rick follow the strict letter of the law to make a deal or will the seller need some extra "convincing?"
#9 - Cold Hard Cash
Season 2013 - Episode 54 - Aired Nov 14, 2013
Walk the line with the Pawn Stars as Rick and Corey check out a Rolls-Royce once owned by the man in black himself, Johnny Cash. Will this deal be a ride in the sky, or end up making them hurt? Then, a coin from the Byzantine Empire lands in the shop. Is this thousand year old relic worth more than its weight in gold? And later, Chumlee gets a taste for the food biz when he fills in at a friend's hot dog stand. Will he eat up all the profits?
#10 - Sturgis and Acquisitions
Season 2012 - Episode 50 - Aired Nov 5, 2012
Start your hog and ride with the Pawn Stars as they head to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Can Rick relax and enjoy the trip, or will he stop and hunt for deals along the way? And back in Las Vegas, the Old Man and Olivia are holding down the shop. Will school be in session as he teaches her the pawn biz, or will he just take a nap and make her do all the work? And later, the guys arrive in Sturgis, but Rick spots a sweet deal, a 1966 Honda CB160 motorcycle. Is he just window-shopping, or will he insist on mixing business with pleasure?
#11 - Chum of All Fears
Season 2013 - Episode 50 - Aired Oct 31, 2013
Trick R' Treat with the Pawn Stars as Corey and Chumlee try to pull off the perfect duo Halloween costume. Can they be counted on to work as a team? Then, when Corey checks out a 1933 Plymouth, the Old Man tries to edge in on the deal. And later, a guy brings in a 1977 Mattel Electronic Football Game. A relic from Rick's childhood, can he separate business from nostalgia?
#12 - Cannons and Klingons
Season 2011 - Episode 39 - Aired Aug 1, 2011
The Pawn Stars fire off to the shooting range to check out an antique signal cannon from the 1980's TV series Magnum P.I. Will the guys bring out the big guns to make an offer or will they decide this deal doesn't have enough bang for their buck? Then, the guys feel the heat when a lighter and photos from a top-secret 1950's atomic bomb testing program come into the shop. Will these items ignite Rick's interest or will a charged negotiation blow up in his face? And later, a guy beams by the shop with a carload of is signed Star Trek memorabilia. Will Corey and Chumlee boldly go where no deal has gone before or will they send this guy away at warp speed?
#13 - Like a Rolling Chum
Season 2010 - Episode 41 - Aired Sep 20, 2010
The Pawn Stars have the opportunity to own a piece of classic U.S. sports history–a hockey stick signed by the legendary 1980 Men’s Olympic hockey team. Will the gang score the game winning slap shot at the buzzer or will they lose it all in overtime? Then, a man brings in an original 1970 vinyl record of Bob Dylan’s “Self-Portrait.” Will this deal hit the top of the charts and go platinum or will Rick leave it all blowin’ in the wind? And later, Rick gives Chumlee a special assignment that requires him to run around Vegas searching for a needle in a haystack. Will Chumlee put his back into it and come back to the shop prevailing or will he simply wish he’d stayed home that day.
#14 - Peacemaker
Season 2011 - Episode 25 - Aired May 9, 2011
The Pawn Stars reach for the sky when an 1890's Colt .45 "peacemaker" rides into the shop. Considered the ultimate cowboy gun, will the guys square off and draw quickly for this collectible classic or will a lack of firepower have them running for cover? Then, Rick meets a man hoping to sell his photos of a Japanese Zero shot down during World War II--in Alaska! Will Rick reach new heights to make a deal or will he fall into a tailspin? And later, Rick and Chumlee get up close and personal with the King of Rock & Roll when a man brings in Elvis Presley's medical records. Will Rick give this sale a clean bill of health or is the prognosis not looking good?
#15 - Just Shoe It
Season 2013 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 11, 2013
Get your kicks with the Pawn Stars as Rick and Chumlee check out a massive collection of Nike shoes. With an asking price of $1 million, is this deal a slam dunk or an air ball? Then, an Arnold & Son longitude watch finds its way into the shop. Used for navigation on ships since the 1700's, will Rick offer a boatload for this rare timepiece? And later, Corey and Chumlee eye a vintage handcuff collection. Featuring some of the most painful, and illegal, restraint devices ever made, do the guys try to lock this deal up, or does something rub them the wrong way
#16 - Santa Chum
Season 2012 - Episode 64 - Aired Dec 17, 2012
Gather round the tree with the Pawn Stars as the guys get ready for their annual Christmas Party. With Chumlee in charge of the planning, can he keep it under budget and earn his Christmas bonus? Then, Rick and Corey check out a collection of military promotion documents signed by six different U.S. Presidents. Covering a single soldier s rise through the ranks starting in the Civil War, will this collection have the guys eager to enlist in negotiations? And later, Corey is offered an Italian movie poster for "Bullitt" starring Steve McQueen. Knowing Rick s love of everything McQueen, will Corey race at the chance to buy the poster, or will the deal crash and burn?
#17 - Shekel and Hyde
Season 2013 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2013
Empty your pockets with the Pawn Stars when the guys eye a 2,000 year old Shekel of Tyre. The same type of coin given to Judas to betray Christ, will they make a deal of biblical proportions? Then, Rick and the Old Man are up in arms over a pair of engraved Colt pistols from the 1860s. Worth a small fortune if they're factory engraved, can they connect them back to the Colt Armory? And later, when one of Rick's purchases turns out to be stolen, will the guys ever let him forget it?
#18 - Beam Me Up
Season 2013 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 25, 2013
Put up your dukes with the Pawn Stars as the guys check out a postcard signed by legendary boxer Jack Johnson. The first African American to become heavyweight champ, will the card knock Rick out? Then, Corey and Chum set their negotiating skills on stun when some props from the original Star Trek series beam into the shop. Will the price go where no deal has gone before? And later, when Chum decides he needs his own desk, can he convince the guys he's worthy?
#19 - Put Your Hands Up
Season 2013 - Episode 64 - Aired Dec 26, 2013
Put your hands up with the Pawn Stars as the guys check out a wanted poster for legendary criminal John Dillinger. Will they capture it for the shop, or let this one get away? Then, a Lambretta scooter zooms into the shop. Can this vintage Italian ride withstand a test ride by Chumlee? And later, the guys bet on who can take the most steps in a week, but will one of them rig the count?
#20 - Late Night Chum
Season 2011 - Episode 29 - Aired Jun 6, 2011
The Pawn Stars mount up and charge the front lines when a Civil War cavalry jacket advances on the shop. Found among costumes donated to a school theater program, will this rare garment get the leading role or will it get booed off the stage? Then, a man comes in hoping to sell a limited edition book signed by cowboy legend Will Rogers. Known for his quick folksy humor, will these one-liners have Rick laughing all the way to the bank or will they get nothing but crickets? And later, when an employee gets sick, Chumlee is forced to work the dreaded triple shift! Will he find the stamina to rise to the challenge or will he be caught sleeping on the job?
#21 - Lunch Larceny
Season 2013 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 18, 2013
Lock and load with the Pawn Stars as Corey and Chumlee check out an 1838 Colt Paterson. Formerly owned by a Civil War colonel, will the guys take a shot at this rare firearm? Then, a letter written by Franklin D. Roosevelt gets hand-delivered to the shop. Written shortly after FDR's bout with polio, can Rick endure a tough negotiation for this piece of presidential history? And later, when Rick's lunch keeps disappearing, he's on a mission to find the culprit. Will evidence point to the usual suspect?
#22 - Free Agent
Season 2013 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 20, 2013
Lock and load with the Pawn Stars when a D. Moore pistol from the Civil War shoots into the shop. Owned by a black officer from Louisiana, will Rick charge into this negotiation with guns blazing? Then, the guys check out a wanted poster for heiress turned armed robber, Patty Hearst. Can they take this one to the bank? And later, the guys put together a team to compete in a quiz competition. Will they let Chumlee join, or would they rather win?
#23 - Lost in Spacelander
Season 2013 - Episode 63 - Aired Dec 26, 2013
Serve time with the Pawn Stars when they check out a lap desk made by Dr. Samuel Mudd. Made when Mudd was imprisoned for his role in Lincoln's assassination, can Rick snag it for the shop, or will it make a clean getaway? Then, a 1959 Bowden Spacelander bicycle pedals into the shop. Rarely seen outside a museum, can the guys keep both wheels on the ground? And later, a good deal earns Chumlee a bonus, but will he spend it wisely?
#24 - Getting A Head
Season 2010 - Episode 37 - Aired Sep 6, 2010
The Pawn Stars are presented with a classic piece of Detroit muscle–a 1969 Buick Skylark. Will the gang put the pedal to the metal and restore this beauty or will the deal get flooded and stall out? Then, Chumlee and the Old Man look to buy a Civil War field desk complete with captured Confederate documents. Will they sound a charge and seize this rare piece of U.S. history or will suspicion cause them to retreat? And later, Rick is presented with a piece from the jungles of the Amazon–a human shrunken head. Will he slice up a deal for this rare tribal charm or will he decide the shop doesn’t need the bad karma?
#25 - Face the Music
Season 2011 - Episode 36 - Aired Jul 25, 2011
The Pawn Stars seek counsel when the business card of the infamous Old Western outlaw turned-lawyer John Wesley Hardin moseys into the shop. Will the guys afford the ransom or will this deal meet its end at high noon? Then, Chumlee has a chance to buy a pristine Gibson mandolin. Can he hit a high note with his solo performance or will he be out of tune and get booed? And later, Rick and the Old Man tool around with a 1950's Shopsmith woodworking machine. Will the seller get crafty and convince them to nail down a deal or will Rick grind negotiations to a halt?