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$45,000 in Unclaimed Property Up For Auction Online from Illinois Treasurer

Collectible coins, gold jewelry and sterling dinnerware are some of the 11,600 unclaimed property items worth $45,000 to be auctioned online June 20-24.

“Our unclaimed property team works hard to return valuables to their rightful owners,” Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. “If the property goes unclaimed for 10 years, the items are auctioned to make room for incoming unclaimed items.”

Items include a 1911 Indian Head 2½ dollar gold coin; a 22KT gold necklace; a 1918 Illinois Centennial half dollar coin; and vintage Hohner harmonicas. All 130 lots are available for viewing here. Auction items have been appraised by an outside vendor.

Auction participants can register by clicking the auction link under the Resource Center at For questions, call 217-557-8567.

The treasurer’s office is the custodian of unclaimed property including lost bank accounts, insurance policy proceeds, unpaid rebate cards, and safe deposit boxes. Items are surrendered to the treasurer’s office after private entities have tried for at least five years to locate the owner.

Because thousands of items are surrendered each year, residents should check I-Cash every six months. or call 217.785.6998. Treasurer Frerichs’ office never charges money to search or return unclaimed property.