Man passes away leaving behind a secret fortune in gold coins

Man passes away leaving behind a secret fortune in gold coins

 

Walter Samasko Jr. passed away in May 2012. Most who knew him, would have described him as a quiet and mild-mannered 69-year-old, who lived in a humble three-bedroom home. Most other folks who pass away due to their old age, don’t make the news. Walter, however, did. Here’s why…

When a cleaning crew was scrubbing down Walter’s home after his passing, they came across falsely labeled boxes which had hidden treasures in them. By treasures we mean, silver coins, gold bullion and about 2,600 gold coins worth more than US$7 million. Since Walter did not leave a will and was not survived by a wife or children, the entire golden booty went to his next of kin – his first cousin Arlene Magdanz.

Arlene decided to auction off her inheritance. A batch of the gold coins sold at an auction in February for US$3.5 million. The rest of the collection will be sold in a further six lots, with the first lot comprising of the silver coins. We wonder how much the total sales of Arlene’s newfound inheritance will be.

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