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E Bonds And Electronic Savings Bonds

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What are E bonds?

An E bond is an E series savings bond issued by the US Treasury between 1941 and 1980. If you have inherited E bonds, there is both good and bad news. The bad news is that E Bonds have stopped paying interest. The good news is that the bonds are worth far more than their face value.

What to do if the owner(s) of the E bonds has died?

If no court is involved and the total value of the bonds is under $100,000, You will need to fill out a PD 5336 which will need to be certified (instructions on the form). The form, the physical E Bonds, and copies of death certificates for all the owners listed on the bonds will need to be mailed to the Bureau of the Public Debt, PO Box 7012, Parkersburg, WV 26106-7012. If a court is involved, please follow these instructions.

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What’s the difference between E Series bonds and EE series bonds?

In 1980, E bonds stopped being issued in 1980. The replacement for E bonds are EE bonds which are still being sold today. Learn about EE Bonds.

Does “e Bonds” also mean electronic bonds?

Almost all savings bonds these days are sold electronically. You can buy EE series savings bonds and I Bonds through the Treasury website, TreasuryDirect.gov. Generally speaking, e bond do not refer to electronic bonds.

 

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