State Treasurer of Iowa

Sioux City Resident Reunited with Lost Safe Deposit Box Contents

Over the years, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has returned millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Iowans. In June, I had the pleasure of reuniting John Potash of Sioux City with his lost safe deposit box contents. The box was turned over to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt as unclaimed property almost 15 years ago. 

“I am truly excited to get my long lost contents returned,” John Potash said. “My father, who passed away 47 years ago, assembled the coin collection as something we could do together. This collection will become my son’s when I pass away and I’m looking forward to being able to spend some time with him building it into a generational collection.” Click here to view a news clip of the event.
Mr. Potash wasn’t the only one in his family to receive a treasure from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. His son, Gabriel Potash, found over $300 by searching his name on the website,
Common examples of unclaimed property include money in forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed insurance benefits and payroll checks, lost stock and dividends, abandoned safe deposit box contents, utility refunds or deposits.
Visit the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt at to begin your search. Like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter (@GreatIATreasure) to stay up to date on future events. 
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