Savings Bonds

Purchase Savings Bonds Online

Over-the-Counter Sales of Paper Savings Bonds Ended in 2011

Customers can buy electronic bonds online at www.treasurydirect.gov

The U.S. Department of the Treasury ended over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds on December 31, 2011.

Electronic Series EE and Series I Savings Bonds will remain available for purchase via TreasuryDirect. This secure, web-based system, operated by the Bureau of the Public Debt, has been used by investors since 2002 to purchase savings bonds online.

Facts and Important Information:

  • Electronic savings bonds are secure and convenient to manage through TreasuryDirect, and investors no longer have to worry about misplacing, losing or storing savings bonds. In addition, with a TreasuryDirect account, customers can purchase electronic savings bonds as gifts and also convert paper savings bonds to electronic.
  • Customers have until the close of business on December 31, 2011 to submit their final purchase applications and funds. Final applications mailed directly to the Federal Reserve by customers must be received by December 31, 2011.
  • There are currently more than 670 million paper bonds worth $181 billion in the hands of the public. Financial institutions will continue to redeem these paper bonds. Paper bonds which have not yet matured but are lost, stolen or destroyed can be reissued in paper or electronic form.

For more information, please view the FAQ section or visit www.treasurydirect.gov.

TreasuryDirect is a registered mark of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.