Paper Savings Bonds Discontinued
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt
The U.S. Department of the Treasury will end over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds on December 31, 2011, including sales through financial institutions and applications mailed directly to the Federal Reserve Bank by members. This move is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $70 million over the next five years.
Although paper bonds are being discontinued, 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.
Use this URL to set up a TreasuryDirect account or learn more about electronic savings bonds: