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Old 07-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Odyssey Marine Exploration just finished a record-setting recovery effort in the North Atlantic, pulling 1,574 silver ingots from the wreck of merchant ship SS Gairsoppa three miles below the choppy seas. The total value is expected to rise more than $35 million.

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:01 AM   #2
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I wish I had at least a single piece of those ingots

Even though they look so "dirty", they are still solid silver inside.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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I have been to the Nuestra Senora de la Atocha museum [Mel Fischer] in Florida and can testify to the sheer beauty of the old Spanish gold and silver. One chunk in particular was around four hundred pounds of silver coins that were fused together with coral growth, but he edge bit had been cleaned to show the coins as they appeared so long ago. The gold was awesome as well. The bars were kind of half-cigar shaped like a cigar cut lengthwise and each was stamped with some sort of nomenclature. The museum guide said they were worth between two and five times weight because they are documented ship-wreck gold.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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don't remember which ship (USS South America?) but Monex sent us a VERY pricey catalog of sunken treasure bars, they spent quite a bit on the printing. Very pricey bars. It seems that the silver coins started at 700 each, if I recall correctly.
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