Gold Coin Auction

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Appraiser Howard Herz holds one of the Mexican 50 peso pieces being auctioned off in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Sixty-nine-year-old Walter Samaszko, Jr. died in June 2012, leaving thousands of gold coins in his garage. A portion of his collection brought $3.5 million today at the auction.   .Photo by Cathleen Allison