U.S. Savings Bonds

U.S. Savings Bonds

You can stop worrying about misplacing or storing paper savings bonds, and start managing your savings online, anytime, through the U.S. Department of Treasury website.


Paper savings bonds were discontinued on December 31, 2011. They didn't go away – they just went electronic and can be purchased online through TreasuryDirect.

To purchase U.S. Savings Bonds directly from the U.S. Department of Treasury, you can safely and securely:

  • Buy, manage, and redeem electronic savings bonds from the convenience of your computer 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
  • 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!

Sign up today for a free TreasuryDirect account at

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Existing paper bonds are still valid and will earn interest for 30 years from the issue date or until redeemed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can continue to cash savings bonds at NORTHSTAR BANK OF TEXAS.