Series EE bonds are a type of low-risk savings bonds that can earn interest based on the current market rate for up to 30 years. There are a number of ways EE bonds can be purchased, such as through a financial institution or through an employer's payroll deduction plan. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt has a calculator on their website, TreasuryDirect.gov, for checking the value of series EE bonds, as well as I bonds, E bonds and saving notes.
Open the savings bond calculator in your web browser; a link is provided in the Resources section of this article.
Select "EE Bonds" from the "Series" drop-down menu.
Select the denomination of your bond from the "Denomination" drop-down menu.
Enter the bond serial number and issue date that are printed on your bond. Enter months as two digits (e.g., 01) and years as four digits (e.g., 2000).
Click on the "Calculate" button.
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