Texas Is Selling Treasure Found in Unclaimed Safe Deposit Boxes

Rare Coins, Fine Jewelry, Gold and Silver Bars for sale by State of Texas.

Rare Coins, Fine Jewelry, Gold and Silver Bars for sale by State of Texas.

Once treasured and protected, here's what happens to items left in forgotten and abandoned safe deposit boxes in Texas.


The contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes in Texas are sent to the Comptroller of Public Accounts. The state attempts to locate the owners and their names are published. When no one comes forward to claim the contents, the items are sold at public auction. Items shown below are currently up for sale.

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Is Texas holding your unclaimed property?

The State of Texas sells unclaimed items found in safe deposit boxes like fine jewelry, loose diamonds, gold and silver bullion, collectible coins and paper currency in live public auctions on eBay.

The State lists unclaimed property for auction online at regular intervals.

One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, bank security deposits and utility refunds totaling more than $2.2 billion in cash and other valuables held by the Comptrollers Office just waiting for the rightful owners to claim.

You can find out if Texas is holding unclaimed property in your name by searching the Texas Comptroller's database of unclaimed property.  Or you can request searches by:

  • Phone: 800-321-2274

  • E-mail: unclaimed.property@cpa.state.tx.us

  • Or Mail: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Unclaimed Property Claims Section
    P.O. Box 12046
    Austin, Texas 78711-2046

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