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How to sell a single treasure for 100,000 ptas in Resident Evil 4

In order to have any fighting chance against the many horrors of the Resident Evil 4 Remake, finding treasures is of the utmost importance. Obtaining and selling the findable loot to the Merchant provides Leon S. Kennedy with the supplies and upgrades necessary to contend with the game’s vast array of enemies. What some may not realize is that a certain Resident Evil 4 treasure can actually be sold for over 100,000 pesetas (abbreviated as ptas) and accomplishing this feat will also net gamers a trophy or achievement called “Astute Appraiser.” Here is everything you need to know about selling this special treasure for over 100,000 ptas in the Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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Where to Find the Elegant Crown in Resident Evil 4

The treasure that can be sold for over 100,000 ptas. is called the “Elegant Crown.” There are two Elegant Crowns that can be found in Resident Evil 4, late in Chapter 10, as well as Chapter 13.

The first Elegant Crown can be located in the Depths, shortly after Salazar and his minions throw Leon down the pit. It can be found in the exact map location pictured above.

The Elegant Crown is found by the wall, next to a rotting corpse.

The treasure is somewhat unassuming at first glance, fetching a modest, but nevertheless impressive price of 19,000 ptas. However, by inlaying gemstones, the value of the Elegant Crown can be increased to over 100,000 in RE4 currency.

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Astute Appraiser Strategy in the Resident Evil 4 Remake

There are two methods to increasing the price of the Elegant Crown to over 100,000 ptas. The first way (as pictured above) is to inlay three Red Beryl and two Yellow Diamonds.

An additional possibility for earning the trophy or achievement is to inlay five unique colors including: one Sapphire and one Yellow Diamond in the round-cut spaces, as well as one Red Beryl, one Emerald, and one Alexandrite in the square-cut sockets.

Once you have inlayed all of the gems and increased the Elegant Crown’s value to over 100,000 ptas, head back to the Merchant at your earliest convenience.

Selling the newly gemstone-adorned crown will net Leon 100,000+ ptas and you will be rewarded with the “Astute Appraiser” trophy or achievement, depending on your gaming platform of choice.

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Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.