At least 11,600 unclaimed property items, including collectible coins, jewelry and dinnerware, is set to be up for auction online June 20-24. The auction is organized by the state’s treasurer’s office.
Items in this month’s auction include a 1911 Indian Head 2½ dollar gold coin, a 22KT gold necklace, a 1918 Illinois Centennial half dollar coin and vintage Hohner harmonicas.
“Our unclaimed property team works hard to return valuables to their rightful owners,” Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs explained in a news release. “If the property goes unclaimed for 10 years, the items are auctioned to make room for incoming unclaimed items.”
All 130 lots are available for public viewing online at the Illinois State Treasurer’s website. Frerichs said auction items have been appraised by an outside vendor.
Participants are asked to register for the online auction by clicking the link under the Resource Center at illinoistreasurer.gov.
For more information about the auction, call 217-557-8567.