For thousands of years, people all over the world have found themselves with one problem in common: the need for fast cash. Long before banks, ATMs, and check-cashing services, pawnbrokers have provided monetary loans in exchange for personal items of value, and are still helping people make ends meet today - while bringing in a sizable profit for themselves. See the fascinating past and present of the pawning business on Pawn Stars, an inside look at the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men - grandfather, father, and son - use their sharp-eyed skills to assess the value of items ranging from the obscure to the historic. There isn't much the Harrison family hasn't seen or heard, making Richard, Rick, and Corey experts in the rare collectibles - and negotiating. Each episode of Pawn Stars features an array of quirky characters attempting to sell, purchase or pawn items that the Harrisons must carefully appraise, and determine if they're real or fake before revealing the often surprising answer to "What's it worth?"