US treasure hunters found at the bottom of the Atlantic sunken treasure, estimated at 500 million. Dollars. On this discovery it was announced in late May 2007. According to the company Odyssey Marine Exploration, in the holds of the sunken 400 years ago galleon found hundreds of thousands of gold and silver coins with a total weight of 17 tons. From the water we were raised about 500 thousand. Old coins minting. Each of them is a great collectible value. No details about the ship on board which found the treasure, the company has not said designating it codenamed "Black Swan." One of the owners of the company, Greg stemmer said that "place of discovery lies outside the territorial waters of any state and was not under the jurisdiction of any country was."
Odyssey Marine Exploration is engaged in tracing marine treasures of 13 years. In 2003, she managed to find the treasure of the 50 th. Of coins, sunk with the ship "Republic" off the coast of Florida. In this case, the company earned millions of dollars. In January 2007, Odyssey Marine Exploration won the competition announced by the Spanish government to resume the search for a British ship Sussex. This flagship sunk in Gibraltar during a storm in 1694 It is expected that on board there were about 9 tonnes of gold. Spain previously banned Odyssey Marine Exploration to raise value from the bottom, as well as search for in the Strait of other wrecks. The company categorically denies that the find has some relation to the Sussex and Spain in general.
Experts believe that the lessons from the ocean coins were lifted on board the merchant vessel shipwrecked 40 miles from the southwestern coast of England in the XVII century. Which country owned the ship, guess without more information it is impossible: in this part of the Atlantic sailed hundreds of merchant ships and treasure could be on the board of many of them.
Until now, the most successful marine considered finding the remains of a Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, who died during the hurricane in 1622 in the coastal waters of Florida. Treasure worth $ 400 million found in 1985, Mel Fisher, who is considered the pioneer of legal business to search for sunken treasure.