PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania Treasury is hosting an unclaimed property auction on Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th. According to Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, “This auction includes a variety of interesting items that have been safeguarded in our vault for at least three years before being auctioned off.”
The 4,250 featured items include a 14K two-tone gold stick pin brooch with 2-carat diamond, multiple Engelhard 100 Troy ounce 999+ fine silver bars, $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle gold coins, one-ounce fine gold Canadian $50 Maple Leaf coins, Morgan dollars, an 18K yellow gold George Melleze pocket watch with a silver-colored key attached and various comic books and magazines. All these items can be previewed at pookandpook.com.
“We have the largest working vault in the nation, but we’re constantly receiving new unclaimed property. Sometimes, we have to auction off items to make space for that incoming property. We’ve worked for at least three years to find the rightful owner of every item being auctioned. I hope that learning about this auction will inspire more Pennsylvanians to see if they have any unclaimed property waiting by searching at patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property,” stated Garrity.
Unclaimed property comes to the Treasury’s possession in accordance with state law. This property is safeguarded in the Treasury’s vault for at least three years before being auctioned off. To search for unclaimed property visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.
Treasurer Stacy encourages everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to search for unclaimed property and bid on unique items available at the upcoming auction. “There are some remarkable items available to bid on in this auction. Any proceeds will be carefully tracked – and will always be available for the rightful owner to claim any time, even years or decades from now,” Garrity added.