Gold bars and coins are among the valuables and other objects that the state of New Mexico plans to auction.
Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday plans to announce the date for the Taxation and Revenue Department's unclaimed property auction.
According to the governor's office, that auction will feature 8,800 lots of items.
Those items include a 7-pound gold bar, more than 220 U.S. and foreign gold coins, nearly 1,900 U.S. silver dollars and 400 pieces of American Indian art.
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