Who knew beer cans could be worth more than their weight in gold?
Obviously, collectors of beer cans do, because they bid more than $10,000 for each of 10 cans at a weekend auction in Denver, Pa., between Reading and Lancaster.
And in some cases they bid a lot more.
A "Gibbons Bock LP Cone Top" - billed as the "holy grail of Bock cans," complete with metal cap - fetched the top amount, $36,000.
A pound of gold costs less - about $28,000.
Some cars, weighing a ton or more, are cheaper than that empty can.
Five hundred rare beer cans went on the block Friday and Saturday as part of Morphy Auctions' sale of more than 4,000 beer-related items collected over more than 40 years by Chicago businessman Adolf Grenke.