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Historical and retired bonds

Older Savings Bonds and Savings Securities

This page provides information on the following securities. We don’t issue them anymore, but you still may own them.

For information on savings bonds we sell today--Series EE and Series I--see "Savings Bonds—About".

Savings Bonds

Series A, B, C, D

Issue Dates: Series A – March 1935 – December 1935
Series B -- 1936
Series C -- 1937 - 1938
Series D – January 1939 – April 1941
Issue Price: 75% face value
Maturity Period: 10 years
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest accrued and is paid when bonds are cashed. Interest isn’t taxable for bonds issued March 1935 through February 1941.
Denominations: $25, 50, 100, 500, 1,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value

Series E

Issue Dates: May 1941 – June 1980
Issue Price: 75% face value
Maturity Period: 40 years for bonds issued May 1941 - November 1965
30 years for bonds issued December 1965 - June 1980
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest accrued and is paid when bonds are cashed.
Denominations: $25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Cash at any financial institution that cashes savings bonds. Also take proof of your identity and, if you’re a beneficiary, the bond owner’s certified death certificate.
Redemption Value See Savings Bond Calculator

Series F

Issue Dates: 1941 - April 1952
Issue Price: 74% face value
Maturity Period: 12 years
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest accrued and is paid when bonds are cashed
Denominations: $25, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value

Series G

Issue Dates: 1941 - April 1952
Issue Price: Face value
Maturity Period: 12 years
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest was paid by Treasury check every six months until maturity
Denominations: $100, 500, 1,000, 10,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 2186, Minneapolis, MN 55480-2186.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value

Series H

Issue Dates: June 1952 – December 1979
Issue Price: Face value
Maturity Period: 29 years, 8 months for bonds issued June 1952 - January 1957
30 years for bonds issued February 1957 - December 1979
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest was paid by Treasury every six months until maturity
Denominations: $500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 2186, Minneapolis, MN 55480-2186.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value

Series J

Issue Dates: May 1952 – April 1957
Issue Price: 72% face value
Maturity Period: 12 years
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest accrued and is paid when bonds are cashed
Denominations: $25, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 100,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value

Series K

Issue Dates: May 1952 – April 1957
Issue Price: Face value
Maturity Period: 12 years
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Paid by Treasury check every six months prior to maturity
Denominations: $500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 100,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 2186, Minneapolis, MN 55480-2186.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value

Other Securities

Adjusted Service Bonds (ASBs)

Purpose: Issued to veterans of World War I. Issued for amounts due on Adjusted Service Certificates that hadn’t matured.
Who Can Cash: The owner, a survivor of the owner, or a representative of an owner or survivor.
How to Cash (Redeem): Complete back of bond, complete IRS Form W-9, write a letter giving instructions for payment, and send all this to the appropriate address below.
If using mail, send materials to Treasury Retail Securities Services, PO Box 9150, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9150. If using a courier, send materials to Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 90 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401.
Payment Method: We pay by check.

Armed Forces Leave Bonds (AFLBs)

Purpose: Issued as compensation for accumulated leave to members and former members of the Armed Forces of World War II.
Who Can Cash: The owner or a survivor of an owner. Representatives of owners or survivors cannot cash.
How to Cash (Redeem): If you're the owner, complete back of bond, complete IRS Form W-9, write letter giving instructions for payment, and send all to appropriate address below.

If you’re a survivor of the owner, complete FS Form 2066 (download or order), complete IRS Form W-9, write letter giving instructions for payment, and send all to the appropriate address below.

If using mail, send materials to Treasury Retail Securities Services, PO Box 9150, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9150. If using a courier, send materials to Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 90 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401.

Payment Method: We pay by check.

Gulf Coast Recovery Bonds

Purpose This special designation for paper Series I savings bonds was to encourage support for recovery efforts in a region damaged by hurricanes. The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 contained a provision encouraging Treasury to make this designation.
Issue Dates: March 29, 2006 – September 30, 2007
Issue Price: Face value
Maturity Period: 30 years
Interest Interest accrues and is paid when bonds are cashed. Interest is taxable when bonds mature or are cashed, whichever comes first.
Denominations: $50, 75, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Cash at any financial institution that cashes savings bonds or mail the bonds and FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.
More information
Redemption Value Face value plus accrued interest

Patriot Bonds

Purpose: This special designation for paper Series EE savings bonds offered Americans a way to express support for our nation's anti-terrorism efforts. Proceeds were deposited into a general fund that supported anti-terrorism efforts.
Issue Dates: December 2001 – December 2011
Issue Price: Half of face value
Maturity Period: 30 years
Interest Interest accrues and is paid when bonds are cashed. Interest is taxable at maturity or when cashed, whichever comes first.
Denominations: $50, 75, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000
How to Cash (Redeem): Cash at any financial institution that cashes savings bonds or mail the bonds and FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.
More information
Redemption Value Issue price plus accrued interest

Postal Savings Bonds

Purpose: Issued in lieu of postal savings deposits or certificates.
Issue Dates: Discontinued on July 1, 1935, and replaced by U.S. Savings Bonds.
Denominations: $20, 100, 500
Who Can Cash: The owner, a survivor of the owner, or a representative of an owner or survivor.
How to Cash (Redeem): Complete back of bond, complete IRS Form W-9, write a letter giving instructions for payment, and send all to appropriate address below.
If using mail, send materials to Treasury Retail Securities Services, PO Box 9150, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9150. If using a courier, send materials to Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 90 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401.
Payment Method: We pay by check.

Postal Savings System Certificates of Deposit

How to Cash (Redeem): These securities no longer can be cashed, so please don’t send them to us.
To see an example of these securities, click the image below. Postal Savings System CD

Savings Notes (Freedom Shares)

Issue Dates: May 1, 1967 – October 31, 1970
Issue Price: 81% face value
Maturity Period: 30 years
Current Rate: No longer earning interest
Interest Interest accrued and is paid when bonds are cashed
Denominations: $20, 50, 75, 100
How to Cash (Redeem): Cash at any financial institution that cashes savings bonds
Redemption Value: See Savings Bond Calculator

U.S. Individual Retirement Bonds

Issue Dates: January 1, 1975 – April 30, 1982
Issue Price: Face value
Maturity Period: Bond matures when owner reaches 7012 years
Interest Interest accrues and is paid when bonds are cashed
Some bonds continue to earn interest
Denominations: $50, 75, 100, 500
How to Cash (Redeem): May be cashed without penalty after owner reaches 59½ years. If cashing prior to 59½, owner will be subject to a 10 percent penalty unless proceeds are rolled over into another form of IRA or unless bonds are cashed due to an approved disability.
Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value plus accrued interest

U.S. Retirement Plan Bonds

*For a death certificate or other legal evidence, you can send a photocopy. On a photocopy, make sure all stamps and seal are visible; if necessary, use a pencil or piece of carbon paper to shade a raised seal. . . . We don’t return legal evidence.
Issue Dates: January 1, 1963 – April 30, 1982
Issue Price: Face value
Maturity Period: Bond matures 5 years after owner’s death
Interest Interest accrues and is paid when bonds are cashed
Some bonds continue to earn interest
Denominations: $50, 100, 500, 1,000
How to Cash (Redeem): May be cashed by owner at any age. May be rolled over into other qualified retirement savings arrangements under the Internal Revenue Code.
Send bonds, FS Form 1522 (download or order), and any supporting documents* to Treasury Retail Securities Services, P.O. Box 214, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0214.

We pay by direct deposit.
We don't return legal evidence.

Redemption Value Face value plus accrued interest