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November 23, 2014

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A court official holds two 1908 $20 gold coins on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, during an auction at the Carson City, Nev., courthouse. The coins were among the more than 2,000 that were to be auctioned off from the estate of Walter Samaszko Jr., a recluse who left millions of dollars of valuable coins and precious metals in his Carson City garage after his death last summer. One batch of mostly gold bullion sold for $3.5 million at an auction in February.

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A court official holds two 1908 $20 gold coins on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, during an auction at the Carson City, Nev., courthouse. The coins were among the more than 2,000 that were to be auctioned off from the estate of Walter Samaszko Jr., a recluse who left millions of dollars of valuable coins and precious metals in his Carson City garage after his death last summer. One batch of mostly gold bullion sold for $3.5 million at an auction in February.