Nearly $100,000 was generated last week during Missouri’s annual unclaimed property auction. State Treasurer Spokesperson Meghan Lewis says 2,000 items were auctioned off.
“More than 200 individuals viewed the auction lot items. So, we are pleased with the overall results,” said Lewis.
The largest single winning bid was a Rolex watch for $2,900. Other items of interest included a set of China Panda coins sold for $2,600 and a set of Krurgerrand coins sold for $2,400.
Lewis urges the rightful owners of all items auctioned off to claim their proceeds.
“Unclaimed property for these safe deposit box owners or their heirs will be held in perpetuity at showmemoney.com for them to claim,” said Lewis.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel holds nearly $900 million in unclaimed property for about five million owners. The safe deposit box items are the only pieces sold at an unclaimed property auction. The safe deposit boxes represent less than 1% of the overall total of unclaimed property protected by Zweifel’s office.