CHARLESTON, West Virginia — West Virginia's latest unclaimed property auction features a rare penny that Treasurer John Perdue expects will draw attention from coin collectors.
The 1909-S VDB penny is among a variety of items that will be offered for sale. The penny is ranked 14th in the second edition of "100 Greatest U.S. Coins." Its appraised value is $500.
Karen Plunk with Lone Star Auctioneers says in a release from Perdue's office that the coin is the most famous Lincoln penny that can still be found.
Lone Star will conduct the auction for Perdue's office from June 3 to June 18.
Perdue says all items to be sold come either from safe deposit boxes or law enforcement seizures.