Rest of Carson City Man's Gold Coins to Be Auctioned

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - An auction is scheduled in August to sell the second half of a gold fortune found in the home of a Carson City man after he died.

The Nevada Appeal reports the auction will be held Aug. 6 at the Carson City Courthouse to sell off the rest of Walter Samaszko Jr.'s gold coins.

More than $7 million in coins were found in Samaszko's home after he died last summer. No one knew of his wealth until a cleaning crew discovered boxes of coins. A cousin, Arlene Magdanz of San Rafael, Calif., is the sole heir.

The first collection batch of gold was sold for just over $3.5 million at a February auction. .

Carson City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover says he expects the upcoming auction to fetch more