LITTLE ROCK — The state's plan to auction unclaimed property on eBay for the first time is on hold.

LITTLE ROCK — The state’s plan to auction unclaimed property on eBay for the first time is on hold.

The auction website notified the office of State Auditor Charlie Daniels on Friday, the day the auctions were scheduled to begin, that it was having problems posting to the auditor’s account.

“Staff members from the auditor’s office have been working diligently with eBay to ascertain the problem and bring the auctions back online quickly. This appears to be a security problem on eBay’s end,” the auditor’s office said in a statement Friday.

Items such as coins celebrating the American Bicentennial and paper money will be sold in the auctions in order to free up vault space, according to the auditor’s office. Plans call for auctions to be held on the last Friday of every month.