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Auction planned for recluse’s gold coins

An auction is scheduled Feb. 26 for about half the $7.4 million in gold coins found in the Mountain Street home of a Carson City recluse who was found dead in his home last June.A crew hired by Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover, acting as public administrator, to clean out the home of Walter Samaszko Jr., 69, found boxes and boxes of gold coins in the home. There were 2,695 coins, all wrapped in plastic and foil and carefully inventoried, with purchase dates and prices. Appraiser Howard Herz, who valued the collection at $7.4 million, said in his report that, far from …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 30, 2013 04:05AM Published Jan 30, 2013 04:04AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.