The Black Swan Project

The Ship was called the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes or Our Lady of Mercy, a spanish naval frigate that was carrying silver, gold, vicuna, cinnamon and quinoa from South America to Cadiz when it was sunk off of the coast of Portugal during the battle of Cape Santa Maria.

The Black Swan Project is believed to be the greatest recovery of gold and silver treasure in history. It equated to around £314 million. 72% of the coins were owned by private merchants and not the Spanish Government.

Odessey Marine Exploration conducted through a re-disturbance archaeological survey including 14,000 digital photographs were used to create a full view of the site.

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