||Ask Dr. Don
I can't find my savings bonds
Dear Dr. Don,
My grandparents bought me savings bonds when I was born.
They have since been lost. Is there a way to track them down?
The game's afoot! The Bureau
of Public Debt's Web site tells you to fill out a Form
PD F 1048 listing the approximate issue date, along with the
complete names, addresses and Social Security number that appeared
on the bond.
If you don't know the serial number or denomination
of the bond you should just write "unknown" in the space
Mail the completed form to:
Bureau of the Public Debt
Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328
Your replacement bonds will show the original issue
Once the savings bonds have been replaced or redeemed,
the original bonds are government property. Should the originals
show up, don't try to cash them in. Instead return them to their
rightful owner -- the U.S. government.
Savings bonds don't earn interest indefinitely.
can help you determine if your bonds have stopped earning interest.
-- Posted: Oct. 14, 2002