Odyssey Marine Exploration
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Whether you stop to collect every quarter, nickel, and dime you see on the sidewalk or actively scan beaches with a metal detector, the dream of striking it rich is lost on no one. And for the Florida-based marine salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration, that dream is a reality.

In 2012, the company located the wreckage of the SS Gairsoppa, which was sunk by a German U-boat in 1941. Lying on the bottom of the Atlantic about 300 miles off the coast of Ireland, the British ship was carrying seven million ounces of silver—the largest known amount of precious metal ever recovered from the ocean floor.

Roughly 48 tons of silver were pulled from the wreckage last year, and about 61 more tons were extracted this month. The most recent haul is worth over $38 million, 80 percent of which belongs to Odyssey Marine. The remaining 20 percent is to be returned to the British government.

Cash in on Your Own Silver

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