U.S. savings bonds have long been a popular way to save money, particularly because many employers allow them to be purchased through payroll deductions.
As a service to readers, The Evening Sun at year-end publishes the redemption value of all U.S. savings notes and bonds.
Tables showing redemption values of savings notes and of all Series EE bonds and Series E bonds purchased from 1956 to 1980 appeared yesterday. Tables showing the redemption values of the remaining Series E bonds appear below. This completes the publication of values this year.
Savings notes, also known as "Freedom Shares," were issued during a four-year period starting in the Johnson administration. Series E bonds were issued beginning in May 1941 and were replaced by Series EE bonds, which were issued beginning in January 1980.
Redemption values and other information about savings bonds is available by calling the Treasury Department at (301) 962-2800. Banks also have redemption tables.
Interest on savings notes and bonds is exempt from state and local taxes. In addition, federal taxes can be deferred until the bonds are redeemed.
U.S. savings bonds are sold at most financial institutions and through payroll savings.