Shipwreck Coins given to Spain

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by mrbrklyn, May 15, 2012.

  1. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    By From staff reports
    Published: May 15, 2012
    Updated: May 15, 2012 - 9:55 AM
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    TAMPA --

    The U.S. Supreme Court has again steered clear of an international dispute over a half-billion dollars in gold and silver that a local salvage company discovered and brought from the ocean floor to Tampa.

    The justices on Monday rejected appeals from Odyssey Marine Exploration, the deep-sea exploration company that found the wreck of a sunken Spanish galleon, and Peru, both of which objected to court rulings awarding the treasure to Spain.
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  3. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    this really ticks me off. The Spanish exploit South America and cause Genocide. then they exploit the native amerans and rip off all their gold and silver. Then they lose the Gold and Silver in a battle with the english. They go through 4 different Sovereign governments from that time period including a Monarchy, and republic, a Facist Dictatorship, and now a Democracy...and yet they still claim to be the same government. I'd like to see the Spanish held to all those treaties they have signed in 500 years.

    They deserve nothing except to pay restitution to Peru. Mexico and Bolivia.

  4. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

  5. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator--selling--make an offer I can't refuse

    I hope the military transport planes go down the way of Amelia Earhardt.
  6. dannic113

    dannic113 Member

    Bottom line Spain is going the way of Greece and have dollar signs in their eyes and a huge case of the gimee's.
  7. eddyk

    eddyk New-mismatist

    So they paid U.S judges to award the case in their favour?
  8. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    I was talking to someone today and we agreed that this massive theft and a far greater injustice that the Governments seizure of the 33 Double Eagles.. It isn't even the same scale.

  9. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof Supporter

    They don't even get salvage rights? I thought that it was pretty standard. They should go dump it all back in the water where they found it and let Spain pay the millions of dollars it cost to recover the coins.
  10. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    As far as I know, according to what I'm reading, the Spanish simple landed their planes and walked away with everything. The Odesy as a website
  11. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    I think Spain's assertion that all of their transport ships were military ships is a pretty thin justification for this. Maybe its time to classify all US flagged vessels as military vessels...
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