Online Auction for Unclaimed Property

SPRINGFIELD – Commemorative coins, stamps, and jewelry are among the 11,000 items worth over $54,000 to be auctioned online January 25 – 29, according to Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs. “Our unclaimed property team works hard to return valuables to their rightful owners,” Frerichs said. “If the property goes unclaimed for 10 years, the items are auctioned to make room for incoming unclaimed items.” Items include US gold coins from the early 1900s; imperial Russian coins from the 1800s; an autographed photo of Bears legend Dick Butkus; and gold and silver jewelry. Auction items have been appraised by an outside vendor. Auction participants can register at illinoistreasurer.gov and click on the Unclaimed Property Auction link. For questions, call 217.557.8567.