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Military planes take off for Spain carrying 17 tons of stolen silver recovered from 1804 shipwreck

• AP
Two military planes carrying 17 tons of silver coins recovered from a Spanish ship sunk in 1804 have taken off from Florida. The treasure is being flown back to Spain after a nearly five-year legal struggle with the U.S.-based explorers who found and recovered it.

The planes that took off Friday were packed with more than 594,000 coins and other artifacts. Odyssey Marine Exploration, which is based in Florida, brought the coins to the U.S. in May 2007.


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Comment by Olde Reb
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 would any body believe there might have been a banking influence to have the treasure support the falling value of sovereign Spanish bonds held by the banks??

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