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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 16, April 16, 2006, Article 17

NEW FIND OF ATOCHA GOLD BARS AND COINS

According to an April 11 Associated Press report, "Divers returned
to port Monday with two gold bars and 15 silver coins they unearthed,
which had been buried beneath the ocean floor for almost 400 years.

The objects are believed to be from the shipwreck of the Nuestra
Senora de Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank off Key West in 1622."

"The first bar found weighed one pound and measured about 7
inches long, while the second weighed two pounds and was 7.25
inches long.

Kim Fisher, the president of the Fisher company, estimated the
value of the find to be about $250,000."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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