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Auction of Carson City recluse’s gold fortune is Tuesday

The final treasures of a quiet man who collected a fortune in gold coins will be auctioned off Tuesday in Nevada.

The body of Walter Samaszko Jr. was found in his Carson City home in June 2012. After his death, a cleaning crew hired to tidy his modest, ranch style home where he had lived for four decades came upon a stunning discovery — boxes and boxes full of gold coins and bullion collected over an unassuming lifetime. It was enough to fill two wheelbarrows.

One batch, mostly bullion, was sold at auction in February for $3.5 million. Tuesday’s auction …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 6, 2013 01:01PM Published Aug 6, 2013 01:05PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.