Online Auction Scheduled For Unclaimed Illinois Property

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SPRINGFIELD----Unclaimed property in Illinois will soon have new homes, following an upcoming online auction. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says 12,600 items will be auctioned online March 28-April 1.

The available items include silver bars, gold coins, football cards, and jewelry worth $57,000. Specifically, there are two 1927 St. Gaudens Double Eagle coins; a 10 troy oz. silver bar; a vintage Trifari Crown Brooch; and football cards of Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr and YA Tittle.

The Illinois Treasurer's Office has more than one million pieces of unclaimed property worth more than $2 billion. Common items are uncashed checks, rebate cards, and unpaid life insurance benefits. The items are auctioned after private and public entities try for at least 10 years to locate the owners.

If you would like to participate in the online auction, click HERE. Once on the site, you scroll down and to the I-Cash link. Residents need to check every six months, because thousands of items are surrendered each year.

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