If you followed our tips and tricks guide and diligently loot everything you come across in Red Dead Redemption 2, chances are you're rarely low on cash. However, for some of the more expensive investments and upgrades in the game, you might occasionally need a little extra.
That's where gold bars come into the picture.
Gold bars are each worth $500, making them one of the single most valuable sale good in the game. Fittingly, they're also fairly rare, so you won't come across bars in every second house you pillage. They're also contraband since you presumably stole them, meaning you can't just offload them anywhere.
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You'll find a total of four fences in Red Dead Redemption 2. They're based in Saint Denis, Rhodes, Emerald Ranch and Van Horn.
The Emerald Ranch fence is encountered in the story mission Pouring Forth Oil, so he needs no introduction. The Van Horn fence is located at the northernmost dock building, the Rhodes fence is just north of the town and the Saint Denis fence is right where the "s" is in the name of the city on your map. Note that only the Emerald Ranch fence will buy stolen wagons.
Incidentally, fences are also important when it comes to finding gold bars. Bars are usually rewarded by completing treasure map quests and said treasure maps are sold by the fences on occasion. Depending on the difficulty of the map, you can stand to earn 2-4 bars for completing it.
Other locations in Red Dead Redemption 2 also hide gold bars to be looted. If you visit Granite Pass, you can pillage a derailed train and find two gold bars. Occasionally single gold bars can be found while looting random locations. Completing the Strange Statues objective will also reward you with three bars.