In 1721, pirates John Taylor and Oliver la Buse captured the Portuguese carrack Nostra Senhore de Cabo, in one of the biggest pirate hauls ever. How much was seized?

Answer: Diamonds and gold to the value of $400 million. Such was the extent of the haul that every member of crew received $500,000 of gold and at least forty diamonds.

Source: The Healing Trail by Georges M. Halpern

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