Did any of the gold taken from the Aztec empire by Cortes make it back to Spain?

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  • 1 month ago

    Of course. That is why the kept on shipping it. Some ships were lost due to accidents, others to pirates, or privateers, but, many, if not most, made it to Spain.

  • 1 month ago

    Much of it did. Millions of pounds of silver also was shipped to Spain. A pretty good amount never made it. Some of it is still being brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic.

  • 1 month ago

    Sure. On May 1936, shortly before the start of the Spanish Civil War, the Spanish gold reserves had been recorded as being the fourth largest in the world.

  • Greg
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    1 month ago

    Of course, much of it did.

    • chunchurra1 month agoReport

      If what you say is true, then I believe it would be appropriate for the 21st century for Spain to acknowledge the shameless robbery of the Aztec empire's gold and return the gold back to the people of Mexico.

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