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A U.S. District Judge filed an order on Tuesday, Dec. 22, backing a magistrate court’s decision that a salvage reportedly worth around $500 million should be returned to Spain. The Magistrate’s decision occurred back in June and recommended the return of over 500,000 silver and gold Colonial era coins to Spain. That decision was brought […]

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Deep seas, adventure, mystery, suspense and a battle over who owns a sunken treasure… they are the trappings of an action-adventure blockbuster that could make hundreds of millions. But this is no movie plot. The treasure is real — possibly worth some $500 million — and a battle over its ownership wages on, but now […]

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The Odyssey discovery of the "Black Swan" 17-ton gold and and silver coin treasure, its recovery and legal battle with Spain over it will air Thursday, April 2, on the Discovery Channel’s "Treasure Quest." The episode is likely to be the most fascinating of the season, and on Tuesday, excellent background and a preview of […]

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Embedded video from CNN Video News is abound with Odyssey Marine Exploration’s claim to have discovered HMS Victory, the legendary British warship that disappeared in the English Channel following a 1744 storm. Odyssey, a deep-sea exploration and treasure-hunting firm, announced their findings last Monday in London. The warship may have been carrying up to 100,000 […]

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Admiral Sir John Balchin’s British warship HMS Victory has been discovered in the English Channel where it fell victim to a 1744 storm, Florida-based deep-ocean shipwreck firm Odyssey Marine Exploration said Monday. Among other artifacts, accounts say the ship may have carried 100,000 gold coins weighing up to four tons. Odyssey has not specified a […]

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A teacher who enjoys metal detecting as a "meditative hobby" discovered a treasure trove of ancient Celtic coins in a cornfield in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht. "It’s exciting, like a little boy’s dream," Paul Curfs said after his discovery was made public. Curfs experienced a fair amount of luck too, considering he was […]

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Odyssey Marine Exploration has discovered two more shipwrecks in the north Atlantic Ocean, the company announced this week. The Florida-based underwater salvage company filed admiralty claims for exclusive salvage rights in Tampa federal court Wednesday and released a public statement Friday. According to Odyssey, the two shipwrecks are steel-hulled, and as yet unidentified. The company […]

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View Larger Map Geologists hunting for diamonds instead recently discovered a 500-year old Portuguese shipwreck filled with silver and gold coins, copper ingots, cannons and other valuable artifacts off the Namibia, African coast.   “The vast amounts of gold coins would possibly make this discovery the largest one in Africa outside Egypt,” said Francisco Alves, […]

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The Republic of Peru on Tuesday entered the legal fray between Odyssey Marine Exploration and Spain over a 17-ton booty of Colonial-era silver and gold coins discovered at a shipwreck site Odyssey code-named the "Black Swan." That legal dispute started back in May of 2007 after Odyssey — a Florida based treasure hunting, and deep-sea […]

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Tampa treasure hunting firm Odyssey Marine Exploration filed their second 2008 results with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Odyssey reported a decrease of $.6 million in revenue for 2008 that was mostly due to fewer coins sold. The company provided updates on shipwreck projects, including the 17-ton gold and silver coin find from "Black Swan," […]

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