The Illinois Treasurer brought in tens of thousands of dollars on items that haven’t been claimed after a ten-year search and they got more than the items’ appraised value. The items range from coins to jewelry, baseball cards, comic books and more. Altogether more than sixteen-thousand items were auctioned in just four days.
The money collected will be used in the efforts to reunite owners with unclaimed cash and valuables. In a release from Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ office, the Treasurer says the office received fifty-three percent more than the items’ initial appraisal. Aside from managing unclaimed property, the Treasurer is also the state’s chief investment officer managing college and trade schools savings plans.