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Pricey (and unusual) unclaimed property

California's $6.1 billion haul of unclaimed property includes a sack of diamonds, nearly 20 pounds of gold bars -- and a can of sardines.

$375,000 worth of gold bars

unclaimed property gold bars

The California State Controller's Office currently holds more than $6.1 billion in unclaimed property belonging to about 17.6 million individuals and organizations.

While much of the stash is forgotten cash, some of it includes physical items left in abandoned safety deposit boxes, such as nearly 20 pounds of gold bars, valued at roughly $375,000.

Source: California State Controller's Office
  @melhicken - Last updated January 25 2013 02:34 PM ET

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