I read some other articles on it. The LVPD have said that Gold and Silver Pawn obeyed the law. It sounded to me like, the guy had over paid for some bullion coins and that he was basing his estimates on what he paid, not what they were worth. Like when someone buys a SEGS MS70 ASE
for $90. To them, it was a $90 coin that got stolen, to the rest of us, it is worth $21.50.
These guys make millions per year from that shop. Their money is all based around their show and the shop. Does anyone really think that the Old Man or Rick are going to risk a multi-million dollar empire on a couple of thousand dollars?
All transactions in the store, in all the pawn shops that I have been in, are video taped, logged on a stolen item data base, require positive gov't issued ID and a signature.
As far as melting goes, where do you think they get the silver for the $70 Old Man rounds ?