Top 10 Uncracked Codes and Ciphers


We have all heard about the famous Enigma code and how important it was for the Allied effort during World War II when it was finally broken. It was the same thing with the Ancient Egyptians and the Rosetta stone that allowed researchers to decipher the ancient languages and codes written by mathematicians thousands of years ago. This being said, there are many other famous ciphers, codes, and writing systems that remain unsolved to this day. Over the next few minutes, we will learn what are the ten biggest uncracked codes and ciphers in history.

7Chinese Gold Bar Cipher

Seven gold bars were issued to a General Wang in Shanghai in 1933, bars that had a very strange message encrypted on them. They contain some sort of Chinese script writing along with cryptograms in Latin letters. Needless to say, there is quite a dispute concerning the validity of the deposit as it refers to a $300,000,000 transaction, a deposit made to a US Bank.

To this day, nobody has yet to discover the meaning of the cryptograms, meaning that there is no way to know whether the deposit actually happened or not. Until the cipher is broken, the US bank is under no obligation to disclose any information regarding the deposit.