Savings Bonds

Important Changes to U.S. Savings Bonds

Planning to buy a savings bond?

Paper savings bonds haven't been sold at financial institutions since December 31, 2011. But savings bonds are not going away – electronic savings bonds can be purchased online through TreasuryDirect.

Already have paper savings bonds?

Existing paper bonds are still valid and will earn interest for 30 years from the issue date or until redeemed. You can continue to cash savings bonds here.

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With TreasuryDirect, you can safely and securely:

  • Buy, manage, and redeem electronic savings bonds
  • Convert paper savings bonds to electronic
  • Purchase electronic savings bonds as gifts
  • Purchase other treasury securities, including bills, notes, bonds, and TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities)
  • ...and much more!

Stop worrying about misplacing or storing paper savings bonds, and start managing your savings online, anytime, through TreasuryDirect.