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Savings-Bonds-Alert: Serial numbers in TreasuryDirect

Friday, October 29, 2004

Serial numbers in TreasuryDirect

When you purchase bonds electronically, how would one know the serial number since on the transaction it only mentions the issue date and maturity date? Tom's response Electronic bonds don't have serial numbers. Serial numbers are used to identify specific paper bonds in case they are lost or destroyed. Since this can't happen with electronic bonds, there's no need for a serial number.


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