I agree with Mr. A Gita.
You may want to review your state law regarding abandoned property. We are not allowed to release the contents to anyone that is not listed on the box or as deemed in a will. Our abandoned property rules regarding safe deposit box items are not very black and white meaning there is room for interpretation and depending on which side of the coin you are on, it can mean something different. We interpret the rule as any cash must be escheated to the state within the appropriate abandoned property guidelines timeline and any "property" ie jewelry, coins, ect. can be auctioned off and the funds are used to settle the unpaid dues for the box and rest is escheated to the state. However, the bank can choose NOT to auction off the property which is currently where we stand. Perhaps against my wishes but that is the way management chooses to interpret the guidelines. Also, Savings Bonds are sent back to the Treasury.
Opinions are my own and not of my employer.