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The first pawn shops emerged in ancient China more than 3,000 years ago.It\'s one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. Now, the fascinating world and history of the pawning business is revealed in the new 30-minute/14-episode series, PAWN STARS, premiering Sunday, July 19 at 10pm ET on HISTORY. Visit the official HISTORY Facebook Fanpage at http://facebook.com/History, Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/History_Daily and Visit the official Series Website at http://history.com/pawnstars.

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