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Russian crusier wreck carrying $130 Billion in gold at Battle of Tsushima Straight found

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Article on it at this link (with video): https://www.ibtimes.com/russian-warship-130b-gold-onboard-found-113-years-after-sinking-2700914  (Article also contains footage of the sunken USS Helena at the very top for some reason)

Also here: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/russian-warship-discovered-estimated-130-164355504.html

Wow, I had no idea. Boy, that battle cost the Tsar more than just the pride of his navy!

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Apparently the math is way off, it really comes out to about $8 billion or less.  It is an awesome find though regardless.

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14 minutes ago, Apewar said:

i dont understand why a warship would be carrying 200tons of gold

Safer than putting it in the mail

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16 minutes ago, Apewar said:

i dont understand why a warship would be carrying 200tons of gold

 

It was likely carrying the fleet's treasury to cover expenses for everything and also to keep the Japanese from capturing it if the fleet failed.

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According to my math, $100B in gold is about 2,500 Metric Tons

~$40,000/kg

$100,000,000,000 x (1 kg / $40,000) = 2,500,000 kg

2,500,000 kg x (1 MT / 1,000 kg) = 2,500 Metric Tons

 

Also, 200 short tons (2,000 lbs.) = ~181 Metric Tons

180 MT x (1,000 kg / 1 MT) x ($40,000 / 1 kg) = $7,200,000,000 = $7.2B

That's a eeeuge discrepancy. I'm not sure if the fact that it is Imperial Russian gold and coins adds 1388% value...

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5 hours ago, Apewar said:

i dont understand why a warship would be carrying 200tons of gold

Ballast... Those silly drunk Russians... :Smile_great:

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