The value of a property interest does not provide a yardstick for measuring 'the scope of the dual constitutional guarantees that there be no taking of property without just compensation, and no deprivation of property without the due process of law.' Texaco, Inc. v. Short, 454 U. S. 516, 454 U. S. 540-541 (1982) (BRENNAN, J., dissenting). The sovereign has no license to take private property without paying for it and without providing its owner with any opportunity to avoid or mitigate the consequences of the deprivation simply because the property is relatively inexpensive. Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp., 458 U. S. 419, 458 U. S. 436-437, and 458 U. S. 438, n. 16 (1982). The Fifth Amendment draws no distinction between grand larceny and petty larceny.