How to Check the Value of Series EE Bonds

by Jason Jensen ; Updated July 27, 2017

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.

Step 1

Open the savings bond calculator in your web browser; a link is provided in the Resources section of this article.

Step 2

Select "EE Bonds" from the "Series" drop-down menu.

Step 3

Select the denomination of your bond from the "Denomination" drop-down menu.

Step 4

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).

Step 5

Click on the "Calculate" button.

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Jason Jensen began his professional freelance writing career in 2010. He is an ACT-certified personal trainer and longtime vegetarian with an enthusiasm for fitness and nutrition. Jensen has also worked as a musician, freelance photographer, audio engineer and Web designer.

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