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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
F IS C A L A G E N T O F TH E U N ITE D ST A T E S

Dallas, Texas, April 24, 1957

To all Banking Institutions and Others Concerned
in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District:
There are enclosed the official Treasury circulars containing the terms
of the new Series E and H Savings Bonds. Also enclosed is a folder which
contains information that will be helpful to bond officers and tellers in
answering inquiries concerning the bonds.
Existing bond stock probably will be used for several months; how­
ever, all bonds bearing issue dates of February 1, 1957, or later, will carry
the new rates regardless of the redemption tables printed on them. No fur­
ther action on the part of the bond owners will be necessary.
Issuing agents, therefore, should continue using existing bond stock
until new stock is made available at a later date; in the meantime, it is
requested that bond stock be held to a minimum consistent with sales.

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
Fiscal Agent of the United States

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UNITED STATES SAYINGS BONDS
SERIES E
1957
Department Circular No. 653
Fourth Revision

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
O f f ic e

of t h e

Secretary

Washington, April 22, 1957

Fiscal Service
Bureau of the Public Debt

CONTENTS
SEC. 316.1

OFFERING OF BONDS.

SEC. 316.2

TERM.

SEC. 316.3

INTEREST.

SEC. 316.4

APPLICABILITY TO BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES OF FEBRUARY 1
THROUGH APRIL 1, 1957, AS WELL AS SUBSEQUENT ISSUE DATES.

SEC. 316.5

BONDS PURCHASED BEFORE NEW STOCK IS AVAILABLE.

SEC. 316.6

DESCRIPTION.

SEC. 316.7

REGISTRATION.

SEC. 316.8

LIM ITATION ON HOLDINGS.

SEC. 316.9

NONTRANSFERABILITY.

SEC. 316.10

ISSUE PRICES OF BONDS.

SEC. 316.11

PURCHASE OF BONDS.

SEC. 316.12

DELIVERY OF BONDS.

SEC. 316.13

RETENTION OF BONDS OF SERIES E AT FURTHER INTEREST AFTER
MATURITY.

SEC. 316.14

TAXATION.

SEC. 316.15

LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED BONDS.

SEC. 316.16

PAYMENT OR REDEMPTION (IN GENERAL).

SEC. 316.17

PAYMENT OR REDEMPTION IN THE CASE OF DISABILITY OR DEATH.

SEC. 316.18

GENERAL PROVISIONS.

Department Circular No. 658, Third Revision, dated April 29, 1952, as amended (31 CFR
316), is hereby revised to read as follows:
Sec. 316.1. Offering of bonds.— The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the authority
of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 757c), offers for sale to the people
of the United States, United States Savings Bonds of Series E which hereinafter are generally
referred to as bonds of Series E. These bonds will be substantially a continuation of the bonds
of Series E heretofore available, except as otherwise indicated herein. This offering of bonds
will continue until terminated by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 316.2. Term.— A bond of Series E will be dated as of the first day of the month in
which payment of the issue price is received by an agent authorized to issue the bonds. This
date is the issue date and the bond will mature and be payable at face value 8 years and 11
months from such issue date. The issue date is the basis for determining the redemption periods
or the maturity date of the bond, and should not be confused with the date appearing in the
issuing agent’s stamp, which indicates the actual date the bond is inscribed. The bonds may
not be called for redemption by the Secretary of the Treasury prior to maturity, but any bond
may be redeemed prior to maturity, at any time after two months from the issue date, at the
owner’s option, at fixed redemption values.
Sec. 316.3. Interest.— Bonds of Series E will be issued on a discount basis at 75 percent
of their maturity value. No interest as such will be paid on the bonds, but they will increase
in redemption value at the end of each half-year period from the issue date, as shown in Table
A at the end of this circular. The investment yield will be approximately 3.25 percent per

annum compounded semiannually, if the bonds are held to maturity, but the yield will be less
if the owner exercises his option to redeem a bond prior to maturity.
Sec. 316.4. Applicability to bonds bearing issue dates of February 1 through April 1,1957,
as well as subsequent issue dates.— The term of maturity and the yield provided for in sections
316.2 and 316.3 shall apply to all bonds of Series E bearing issue dates of February 1 through
April 1, 1957, as well as to those bearing subsequent issue dates.
Sec. 316.5. Bonds purchased before new stock is available.— Until bonds have been
printed and supplied to issuing agents bonds of Series E in the form on sale prior to Feb­
ruary 1, 1957, will be issued for purchases made under this circular. BONDS OF SERIES E
PURCHASED IN THE INTERVAL UNTIL THE NEW STOCKS ARE AVAILABLE WILL
CARRY THE NEW INTEREST RATE AND REDEMPTION VALUES AND ALL OTHER
PRIVILEGES AS FULLY AS IF EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE TEXT OF THE
BONDS THEMSELVES. The owners, if they desire to do so, may exchange such bonds at any
Federal Reserve Bank or Branch or at the Treasury Department, Washington 25, D. C., for
bonds in the new form (with the same registration and issue dates), when the latter become
available; but they need not do so because all paying agents will redeem ALL bonds of Series
E bearing issue dates on and after February 1, 1957, in accordance with the schedule of
redemption values set forth in Table A at the end of this circular.
Sec. 316.6. Description.— Bonds of Series E will be issued only in registered form. See
section 316.7 for information concerning registration. They will be issued in denominations
of $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000 and $10,000; and $100,000 which is provided for trustees
of employees’ savings plans. Each bond will bear the facsimile signature of the Secretary of
the Treasury, and will bear an imprint of the Seal of the Treasury Department. At the time
of issue, the issuing agent will inscribe on the face of each bond the name and address of the
owner and the name o f the coowner or beneficiary, if any; will enter the issue date of the bond;
and will imprint the agent’s dating stamp (to show the date the bond is actually inscribed).
A bond of Series E shall be valid only if an authorized issuing agent receives payment there­
for, duly inscribes, dates, and stamps the bond, and delivers it to the purchaser or his agent.
Sec. 316.7. Registration.— (a) General.— Generally, only residents of the United States,
its territories and possessions, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone and citizens
of the United States temporarily residing abroad are eligible to invest in bonds of Series E.
The bonds may be registered in the names of natural persons in their own right in the three
conventional forms of registration, single ownership, coownership and beneficiary forms, here­
tofore available. The bonds may also be registered in the names and titles of the legal repre­
sentatives of natural persons (guardians, custodians, conservators, etc.) and of the trustees
of the limited classes of trusts described in paragraphs (b) and (e). Full information
regarding eligibility to invest in savings bonds and authorized forms of registration and rights
thereunder will be found in the regulations currently in force governing United States
Savings Bonds.1
(b) Trustees of personal trust estates.— Bonds of Series E may be registered in the name
and title of the trustee or trustees of a personal trust estate. The term “ personal trust estate”
as used herein is defined to mean, and is limited to, trust estates established by individuals, that
is, natural persons in their own right, for the benefit of themselves or other such individuals,
and common trusts comprised in whole or in part of such trust estates.
(c) Trustees of employees’ savings plans.
1. Definition of plan and conditions of eligibility.— Bonds of Series E may be registered
in the name and title of the trustee or trustees of an employees’ savings plan or any similar
trust for the accumulation of employees’ savings established by the employer for the exclusive
and irrevocable benefit of his employees or their beneficiaries which affords employees the
means of making regular savings from their wages through payroll deductions, provides for
employer contributions to be added to such savings, and provides in effect that:
(i) The entire assets thereof must be credited to the individual accounts of partici­
pating employees and assets credited to the account of an employee may be distributed
only to him or his beneficiary, except as otherwise provided herein.
(ii) Bonds of Series E may be purchased only with assets credited to the accounts
of participating employees and only if the amount taken from any account at any time
for that purpose is equal to the purchase price of a bond or bonds in an authorized denomi1 Department Circular No. 530.

nation or denominations, and shares therein are credited to the accounts of the individuals
from which the purchase price thereof was derived, in amounts corresponding with their
shares. For example, if $37.50 credited to the account of John Jones is commingled with
funds credited to the accounts of other employees to make a total of $7,500, with which
a bond of Series E in the denomination of $10,000 (maturity value) is purchased in
June 1957 and registered in the name and title of the trustee or trustees, the plan must
provide, in effect, that John Jones’ account shall be credited to show that he is the owner
of a bond of Series E in the denomination of $50 (maturity value) bearing issue date of
June 1, 1957.
(iii) Each participating employee shall have an irrevocable right at any time to
demand and receive from the trustee or trustees all assets credited to his account or the
value thereof, if he so prefers, without regard to any condition other than the loss or
suspension of the privilege of participating further in the plan, except that a plan will
not be deemed to be inconsistent herewith, if it limits or modifies the exercise of any such
right by providing that the employer’s contribution does not vest absolutely until the
employee shall have made contributions under the plan in each of not more than sixty
calendar months succeeding the month for which the employer’s contribution is made.
(iv) Upon the death of an employee, his beneficiary shall have the absolute and
unconditional right to demand and receive from the trustee or trustees all the assets
credited to the account of the employee, or the value thereof, if he so prefers.
(v) When settlement is made with an employee or his beneficiary with respect to
any bond of Series E registered in the name and title of the trustee or trustees in which
the employee has a share (see (ii) hereof) the bond must be submitted for redemption or
reissue to the extent of such share; if an employee, or his beneficiary, is to receive distri­
bution in kind, bonds bearing the same issue dates as those credited to the employee’s
account will be reissued in the name of the distributee to the extent to which he is entitled,
in authorized denominations, in any authorized form of registration, upon the request and
certification of the trustee or trustees in accordance with the provisions of the regulations
governing United States Savings Bonds.
2. Definitions of terms used in this section and related provisions.
(i) The term “ savings plan” includes any regulations issued under the plan with
regard to bonds of Series E ; a copy of the plan and any such regulations, together with a
copy of the trust agreement certified by a trustee to be true copies, must be submitted to
the Federal Reserve Bank of the District in order to establish the eligibility of the trustee
or trustees to purchase such bonds under this section.
(ii) The term “ assets” means all funds, including the employees’ contributions and
the employer’s contributions and assets purchased therewith as well as accretions thereto,
such as dividends on stock, the increment in value on bonds and all other income; but,
notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the right to demand and receive “ all
assets” credited to the account of an employee shall not be construed to require the
distribution of assets in kind when it would not be possible or practicable to make such
distribution; for example, bonds of Series E may not be reissued in unauthorized denomi­
nations, and fractional shares of stock are not readily distributable in kind.
(iii) The term “ beneficiary” means the person or persons, if any, designated by the
employee in accordance with the terms of the plan to receive the benefits of the trust upon
his death or the estate of the employee, and the term “ distributee” means the employee
or his beneficiary.
Sec. 316.8. Limitation on holdings.— The limits on the amount of bonds o f Series E origi­
nally issued during any one calendar year that may be held by any one person at any one time
(which will be computed in accordance with the regulations currently in force governing
United States Savings Bonds) are:
(a) General limitation.— $10,000 (maturity value) for the calendar year 19572 and each
calendar year thereafter.
(b) Special limitation applicable to the employees’_ savings plans described in section
316.7 (c).— $2,000 (maturity value) multiplied by the highest number of participants in an
employees’ savings plan at any time during the year in which the bonds are issued.
2Effective May 1, Accordingly, investors who purchase $20,000 (maturity value) of bonds of Series E-1957 bearing issue dates of
January 1 through April 1 will not be entitled to purchase additional bonds of that series during 1957. Investors who have purchased
less than $10,000 (maturity value) of bonds of Series E prior to May 1 will be entitled only to purchase enough to bring their total for
1957 to $10,000 (maturity value).

Sec. 316.9. _Nontransferability.—Bonds of Series E may not be used as collateral for a
loan or as security for the performance of an obligation, or transferred inter vivos by voluntary
sale or gift, discounted or disposed of in any manner other than as provided in the regulations
governing United States Savings Bonds. Except as provided in said regulations, the Treasury
Department will recognize only the inscribed owner, during his lifetime, and thereafter his
estate or heirs.
Sec. 316.10. Issue prices o f bonds.— The issue prices of the various denominations of
bonds of Series E follow :
Denomination
(maturity value)
Issue
(purchase) price

$25.00

50.00

100.00

200.00

500.00

1,000.00

10,000.00

$18.75

37.50

75.00

150.00

375.00

750.00

7,500.00

100,0003
75,000

Sec. 316.11. Purchase of bonds.— Bonds of Series E may be purchased, while this offer is
in effect, as follows:
(a) Over-the-counter for cash: (1) For individuals (natural persons) only (i) at such
incorporated banks, trust companies and other agencies as have been duly qualified as issuing
agents, and (ii) at selected United States post offices; and (2) for individuals (natural per­
sons) or trustees of employees’ savings plans and trustees of personal trust estates at Federal
Reserve Banks and Branches and at the Treasury Department, Washington 25, D. C.
(b) On mail order.— By mail upon application to the Treasurer of the United States,
Washington 25, D. C., of to any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch, accompanied by a remittance
to cover the issue price. Any form of exchange, including personal checks, will be accepted,
subject to collection. Checks, or other forms of exchange, should be drawn to the order of the
Federal Reserve Bank or Treasurer of the United States, as the case may be. Checks payable
by endorsement are not acceptable. Any depositary qualified pursuant to the provisions of
Treasury Department Circular No. 92, Revised (31 CFR 203) will be permitted to make pay­
ment by credit for bonds applied for on behalf of its customers up to any amount for which
it shall be qualified in excess of existing deposits, when so notified by the Federal Reserve Bank
of its District.
(c) Savings stamps.— Savings stamps, in authorized denominations may be purchased
at any post office where bonds of Series E are on sale and at such other agencies as may be
designated from time to time. These stamps may be used to accumulate credits for the purchase
of bonds of Series E. Albums, for affixing the stamps, will be available without charge, and
such albums will be receivable, in the amount of the affixed stamps, on the purchase price of
the bonds.
Sec. 316.12. Delivery of bonds.— Issuing agents are authorized to deliver bonds of Series E
by mail at the risk and expense of the United States, at the address given by the purchaser, but
only within the United States, its territories and possessions and the Canal Zone.4 No mail
deliveries elsewhere will be made. If purchased by citizens of the United States temporarily
residing abroad, the bonds will be delivered at such address in the United States as the
purchaser directs.
Sec. 316.13. Retention of bonds of Series E at further interest after maturity.— (a) Series
E bonds bearing issue dates of May 1 , 194-1, through January 1 , 1957. Owners of bonds of
Series E bearing the issue dates specified in paragraphs (1) - (3) have the option of retaining
their matured bonds for a 10-year period after maturity (hereinafter referred to as the “ exten­
sion period” ) and of earning interest upon the maturity values thereof as follows:
—

(1) Series E bonds bearing issue dates of May 1, 1941, through April 1,1942.— Such
bonds earn interest after maturity for each half-year period at the rate of 21> percent
/
per annum simple interest, if redeemed before the first Tfy years of the extension period,
and at a higher rate thereafter so that the aggregate return for the extension period will
be approximately 2.90 percent per annum compounded semiannually, in accordance with
the schedule of redemption values in Table D at the end of this circular.
(2) Series E bonds bearing issue dates of May 1, 1942, through April 1, 1952.—
Such bonds will earn interest after maturity at the rate of approximately 3 percent per
annum compounded semiannually for each half-year period of the extension period and
3 The $100,000 denomination is available for purchase only by trustees of employees’ savings plans described in section 316.7(c).
* During any war emergency the Treasury may suspend deliveries to be made at its risk and expense from or to the continental United
States, its territories and possessions and the Canal Zone, or between any of such places.

are redeemable in accordance with the schedule of redemption values in Table C at the
end of this circular.
(3)
Series E bonds bearing issue dates of May 1, 1952, through January 1, 1957.—
Such bonds will earn interest after maturity at the rate of approximately 3 percent per
annum compounded semiannually for each half-year period of the extension period and
will be redeemable in accordance with the schedule of redemption values in Table B at
the end of this circular.
Interest under the above provisions accrues at the end of the first half-year period follow­
ing maturity and at the end of each successive half-year period thereafter. If the bonds are
redeemed before the end of the first half-year period following maturity, the owner is entitled
to payment only at the face value thereof.
The option provided in this section is as binding on the United States as if expressly set
forth in the text of the bonds. No action is required of owners desiring to take advantage
thereof. Merely by continuing to hold their bonds after maturity they will earn further interest
in accordance with the schedule of redemption values set forth in the pertinent tables referred
to above. The term “ owners” as used in this section includes registered owners, coowners, sur­
viving beneficiaries, next of kin and legatees of deceased owners, and persons who have
acquired bonds pursuant to judicial proceedings against the owners, except that judgment
creditors, trustees in bankruptcy and receivers of insolvents’ estates will have the right only
to payment in accordance with the regulations governing United States Savings Bonds.
(b)
Series E bonds bearing issue dates after January 1,1957.— The terms of a retention
privilege, if any, for owners of bonds of Series E bearing issue dates after January 1, 1957,
will not be determined until later.5
Sec. 316.14. Taxation.— (a) General.— For the purpose o f determining taxes and tax
exemptions, the increment in value represented by the difference between the price paid for
bonds of Series E (which are issued on a discount basis), and the redemption value received
therefor shall be considered as interest. Such interest is subject to all taxes imposed under the
Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The bonds are subject to estate, inheritance, gift, or other
excise taxes, whether Federal or State, but are exempt from all taxation now or hereafter
imposed on the principal or interest thereof by any State, or any of the possessions of the
United States, or by any local taxing authority.
(b) Federal income tax as applied to matured bonds of Series E.— A taxpayer who has
been reporting the increase in redemption value of his Series E bonds, for Federal income
tax purposes, each year as it accrues, must continue to do so if he retains the bonds under
section 316.13, unless in accordance with income tax regulations the taxpayer obtains permis­
sion from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to change to a different method of reporting
income from such obligations. A taxpayer who has not been reporting the increase in redemp­
tion value of such bonds currently for tax purposes may in any year prior to final maturity,
and subject to the provisions of section 454 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and of the
regulations prescribed thereunder, elect for such year and subsequent years to report such
income annually. Holders of bonds of Series E who have not reported the increase in redemp­
tion value currently are required to include such amount in gross income for the taxable year
of actual redemption or for the taxable year of final maturity, whichever is earlier. If further
information concerning Federal taxes is desired, inquiry should be addressed to the District
Director of Internal Revenue of the taxpayer’s district or to the Internal Revenue Service,
Washington 25, D. C.
Sec. 316.15. Lost, stolen, or destroyed bonds.— If a bond of Series E is lost, stolen, or
destroyed, a substitute may be issued or payment may be obtained upon identification of the
bond and proof of its loss, theft, or destruction. The owner should keep a description of his
bonds by series, denomination, serial number and name of coowner or beneficiary, if any, apart
from the bonds, and in case of loss, theft, or destruction should immediately notify the Bureau
of the Public Debt, Division of Loans and Currency Branch, 536 South Clark Street, Chicago 5,
Illinois, briefly stating the facts and describing the bonds. Full instructions for obtaining sub­
stitute bonds or payment will then be given.
Sec. 316.16. Payment or redemption (in general).— A bond of Series E may be redeemed
at the option of the owner at any time after two months from the issue date at the appropriate
6 However, under the previous revision (Third Revision,, dated April 29, 1952) of this circular owners of Series E bonds bearing issue
dates of February 1 through April 1, 1957,. have the same option as owners of the bonds described in section 316.13(a) (3) and the re­
demption values set forth in Table B under the heading “ Extended maturity period” apply to such bonds. Since their original maturity is
shortened to 8 years and 11 months under section 316.4 o f this revision, they will reach extended maturity in 18 years and 11 months
after issue date.

redemption value as shown in Tables A, B, C and D at the end of this circular, which apply
to bonds bearing various issue dates back to May 1, 1941. The redemption values of bonds in
the denomination of $100,0003 (which was authorized as of January 1, 1954) are not shown
in those tables. However, the redemption values of bonds in that denomination will be equal to
the total redemption values of ten $10,000 bonds bearing the same issue dates; accordingly,
depending upon the issue date of bonds in the denomination of $100,000, refer to Table A or
Table B. A bond of Series E in a denomination higher than $25 (maturity value) may be
redeemed in part but only in the amount of an authorized denomination or multiple thereof.
Payment of a bond of Series E will be made upon presentation and surrender of the bond by
the owner to authorized paying agencies as follows:
(a) Federal Reserve Banks and Branches and Treasurer of the United States. Owners
of bonds of Series E may obtain payment upon presentation of the bonds to a Federal Reserve
Bank or Branch or to the Treasurer of the United States, Washington 25, D. C., with the
requests for payment on the bonds duly executed and certified in accordance with the provisions
of the regulations governing savings bonds.
(b) Incorporated banks, trust companies and other financial institutions. An individual
(natural person) whose name is inscribed on the face of a bond of Series E either as owner or
coowner in his own right may also present such bond (unless marked “ DUPLICATE” ) to any
incorporated bank or trust company or other financial institution which is qualified as a
paying agent under the provisions of Department Circular No. 750 or any revision of or
amendment thereto (31 CFR 321). If such bond is in order for payment by the paying agent,
the owner or coowner, upon establishing his identity to the satisfaction of the paying agent
and upon signing the request for payment and adding his home or business address, may
receive immediate payment o f the current redemption value.
Sec. 316.17. Payment or redemption in the case of disability or death. In case of the
disability of the registered owner, or the death of the registered owner not survived by a
coowner or a designated beneficiary, instructions should be obtained from a Federal Reserve
Bank or Branch, or the Bureau of the Public Debt, Division of Loans and Currency Branch,
536 South Clark Street, Chicago 5, Illinois, before the request for payment is executed.
Sec. 316.18. General provisions.— (a) Regulations.— All bonds of Series E issued pur­
suant to this circular shall be subject to the regulations prescribed from time to time by the
Secretary of the Treasury to govern United States Savings Bonds. Such regulations may
require, among other things, reasonable notice in case of presentation of bonds of Series E
for redemption prior to maturity. The present regulations are set forth in Treasury Depart­
ment Circular No. 530, current revision, copies of which may be obtained on application to
the Treasury Department or to any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch.
(b) Reservation as to issue of bonds— The Secretary of the Treasury reserves the right
to reject any application for bonds of Series E, in whole or in part, and to refuse to issue
or permit to be issued hereunder any such bonds in any case or any class or classes of cases
if he deems such action to be in the public interest, and his action in any such respect shall
be final.
(c) Previous circulars — Preservation of existing rights. — The provisions of previous
Treasury Department circulars not in conformity herewith are hereby modified and amended
accordingly: Provided, however, that nothing contained in this circular shall limit or be
construed to limit or restrict any existing rights which owners of bonds of Series E have
acquired under the circulars previously in force.
(d) Fiscal agents.— Federal Reserve Banks and Branches, as fiscal agents of the
United States, are authorized to perform such services as may be requested of them by the
Secretary of the Treasury in connection with the issue, delivery, redemption, and payment of
bonds of Series E.
(e) Reservation as to terms of circular.— The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time
or from time to time supplement or amend the terms of this circular, or o f any amendments
or supplements thereto.
G. M. HUMPHREY,
Secretary of the Treasury.

TABLE A
UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS — SERIES E
TABLE OF REDEMPTION VALUES AND INVESTMENT YIELDS
FOR BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 1957*
Table showing: (1) How bonds of Series E bearing issue dates beginning February 1, 1957, by denominations,
increase in redemption value during successive half-year periods following issue; (2) the approximate investment
yield on the purchase price from issue date to the beginning of each half-year period; and (3) the approximate in­
vestment yield on the current redemption value from the beginning of each half-year period to maturity. Yields
are expressed in terms of rate percent per annum, compounded semiannually.
Maturity Value......
Issue Price...............

$25.00
18.75

Period after issue date

First X year............. $18.75
A
A to 1 year...............
18.90
19.18
1 to 1% years...........
19.48
\A to 2 years...........
2 to 2)4 years...........
19.81
2A to 3 years...........
20.15
20.50
3 to
years...........
to 4 years...........
20.85
21.21
4 to 4.X years...........
A
21.57
±A to 5 years...........
21.94
5 to hx years...........
A
5H to 6 years...........
22.31
22.68
6 to &A years...........
23.06
6K to 7 years...........
23.44
7 to 1X years...........
A
23.83
7X to 8 years...........
A
24.22
8 to 8A years...........
8J^years to 8 years
24.61
and 11 months.......
MATURITY VALUE
(8 years and 11
months from
issue date)....... $25.00

$50.00
37.50

$100.00
75.00

$200.00
150.00

$500.00
375.00

$1,000.00
750.00

$10,000
7,500

( I ) Redemption values during each half-year period1
(Values increase on first day of period shown)

Ap p r o x im a te I n v e st m e n t Y iel d *

( 2 ) On purchase
price from issue
date to beginning of each
half-year
period1
Percent

$37.50
37.80
38.36
38.96
39.62
40.30
41.00
41.70
42.42
43.14
43.88
44.62
45.36
46.12
46.88
47.66
48.44

$75.00
75.60
76.72
77.92
79.24
80.60
82.00
83.40
84.84
86.28
87.76
89.24
90.72
92.24
93.76
95.32
96.88

$150.00
151.20
153.44
155.84
158.48
161.20
164.00
166.80
169.68
172.56
175.52
178.48
181.44
184.48
187.52
190.64
193.76

$375.00
378.00
383.60
389.60
396.20
403.00
410.00
417.00
424.20
431.40
438.80
446.20
453.60
461.20
468.80
476.60
484.40

$750.00
756.00
767.20
779.20
792.40
806.00
820.00
834.00
848.40
862.80
877.60
892.40
907.20
922.40
937.60
953.20
968.80

$7,500
7,560
7,672
7,792
7,924
8,060
8,200
8,340
8,484
8,628
8,776
8,924
9,072
9,224
9,376
9,532
9,688

0.00
1.60
2.28
2.56
2.77
2.90
3.00
3.06
3.11
3.14
3.17
3.19
3.20
3.21
3.21
3.22
3.23

49.22

98.44

196.88

492.20

984.40

9,844

3.23

$50.00

$100.00

$200.00

$500.00

$1,000.00

$10,000

( 3) On current
redemption value
from beginning
of each half year
period1 to
maturity
Percent

3.25

3.25**
3.35
3.38
3.39
3.39
3.39
3.38
3.38
3.37
3.37
3.36
3.36
3.37
3.37
3.39
3.41
3.49
3.81

♦See footnote 5 to Sec. 316.13 with reference to retention privileges after maturity attaching to bonds bearing issue dates o f February 1 through
April 1, 1957.
♦♦Approximate investment yield for entire period from issuance to maturity.
15-month period in the case of the 8% year to 8 year and 11 month period.

TABLE B
UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS — SERIES E
TABLE OF REDEMPTION VALUES AND INVESTMENT YIELDS
FOR BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES FROM MAY 1, 1952 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 1957
Table showing: (1) How bonds of Series E bearing issue dates beginning May 1,1952, by denominations, increase in
redemption value during successive half-year periods following issue or date of original maturity; (2) the approximate
investment yield on the purchase price from issue date to the beginning of each half-year period; and (3) the approxi­
mate investment yield on the current redemption value from the beginning of each half-year period (a) to maturity or
(b) to extended maturity. Yields are expressed in terms of rate percent per annum, compounded semiannually.
$25.00
18.75

$50.00
37.50

$100.00
75.00

$200.00
150.00

$500.00
375.00

$1,000.00
750.00

$10,000
7,500

A p p r o x im a t e I n v e s t m e n t Y ie l d *

(2) On purchase
date to beginning of each
half-year
period1
Percent

(1) Redemption values during each half-year period1
(Values increase on first day of period shown)

Period after issue date

(3) On current
redemption value
from beginning
of each half-year
period1 (a) to
maturity
Percent

$18.75
18.85
19.05
19.30
19.55
19.80
20.05
20.30
20.55
20.90
21.25
21.60
21.95
22.30
22.65
23.00
23.40
23.80
24.20

$37.50
37.70
38.10
38.60
39.10
39.60
40.10
40.60
41.10
41.80
42.50
43.20
43.90
44.60
45.30
46.00
46.80
47.60
48.40

$75.00
75.40
76.20
77.20
78.20
79.20
80.20
81.20
82.20
83.60
85.00
86.40
87.80
89.20
90.60
92.00
93.60
95.20
96.80

$150.00
150.80
152.40
154.40
156.40
158.40
160.40
162.40
164.40
167.20
170.00
172.80
175.60
178.40
181.20
184.00
187.20
190.40
193.60

$375.00
377.00
381.00
386.00
391.00
396.00
401.00
406.00
411.00
418.00
425.00
432.00
439.00
446.00
453.00
460.00
468.00
476.00
484.00

$750.00
754.00
762.00
772.00
782.00
792.00
802.00
812.00
822.00
836.00
850.00
864.00
878.00
892.00
906.00
920.00
936.00
952.00
968.00

$7,500
7,540
7,620
7j720
7,820
7,920
8,020
8,120
8,220
8,360
8,500
8,640
8,780
8,920
9,060
9,200
9,360
9,520
9,680

0.00
1.07
1.59
1.94
2.10
2.19
2.25
2.28
2.30
2.43
2.52
2.59
2.64
2.69
2.72
2.74
2.79
2.83
2.86

**3.00
3.10
3.16
3.19
3.23
3.28
3.34
3.41
3.49
3.50
3.51
3.54
3.58
3.64
3.74
3.89
4.01
4.26
4.94

24.60
MATURITY VALUE
(9 years and 8
months from
issue date)........ $25.00

49.20

98.40

196.80

492.00

984.00

9,840

2.88

9.92

$50.00

$100.00

$200.00

$500.00

$1,000.00

$10,000

3.00

t,n 3 years...........

t,o 7 years...........

9M years to 9 years

Period after
maturity date

to 1 year..............
to 2 years...........
2 to 2}^ years...........
2V£ to 3 years...........
4 to 4}^ years...........

6 to

years...........
years...........
years...........
7}^ to 8 years...........
8 to 8}4 years...........
6 H to 7
7 t o T^ 2

9 to

years...........
years.........
EXTENDED MA­
TURITY VALUE
(10 years from
original maturQ l/ t,n 10
>

(b) to extended
maturity

EXTEN DED M ATURITY PERIOD

$25.00
25.37
25.75
26.12
26.50
26.90
27.30
27.70
28.10
28.50
28.95
29.40
29.85
30.30
30.75
31.20
31.65
32.15
32.65
33.15

$50.00
50.75
51.50
52.25
53.00
53.80
54.60
55.40
56.20
57.00
57.90
58.80
59.70
60.60
61.50
62.40
63.30
64.30
65.30
66.30

$100.00
101.50
103.00
104.50
106.00
107.60
109.20
110.80
112.40
114.00
115.80
117.60
119.40
121.20
123.00
124.80
126.60
128.60
130.60
132.60

$200.00
203.00
206.00
209.00
212.00
215.20
218.40
221.60
224.80
228.00
231.60
235.20
238.80
242.40
246.00
249.60
253.20
257.20
261.20
265.20

$500.00
507.50
515.00
522.50
530.00
538.00
546.00
554.00
562.00
570.00
579.00
588.00
597.00
606.00
615.00
624.00
633.00
643.00
653.00
663.00

$1,000.00
1.015.00
1.030.00
1,045.00
1,060.00
1.076.00
1.092.00
1,108.00
1.124.00
1.140.00
1.158.00
1.176.00
1.194.00
1.212.00
1.230.00
1.248.00
1.266.00
L286.00
1.306.00
1.326.00

$10,000
10,150
10,300
10,450
10,600
10,760
10,920
11,080
11,240
11,400
11,580
11,760
11,940
12,120
12,300
12,480
12,660
12,860
13,060
13,260

3.00
3.00
3.00
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.98
2.98
2.98
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
2.99
3.00

$33.67

$67.34

$134.68

$269.36

$673.40

$1,346.80

$13,468

3.00

♦Calculated on basis of $1,000 bond (face value).
t
** Approximate investment yield for entire period from issuance to maturity.
12-month period in the case o f the
year to 9 year and 8 month period.
* 19 years and 8 months after issue date.

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.01
3.02
3.02
3.02
3.03
3.04
3.05
3.04
3.04
3.03
3.04
3.05
3.07
3.12
3.10
3.10
3.14

TABLE C
UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS—SERIES E
TABLE OF REDEMPTION VALUES AND INVESTMENT YIELDS
FOR BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES FROM MAY 1, 1942 THROUGH APRIL 1,1952
Table showing: (1) How bonds of Series E bearing issue dates from May 1,1942 through April 1, 1952, by denomi­
nations, increase in redemption value during successive half-year periods following issue or date of original maturity;
(2) the approximate investment yield on the purchase price from issue date to the beginning of each half-year period;
and (3) the approximate investment yield on the current redemption value from the beginning of each half-year period
(a) to maturity or (b) to extended maturity. Yields are expressed in terms of rate percent per annum, compounded
semiannually.
Maturity Value......
Issue Price..............

$10.00
7.50

$25.00
18.75

$50.00
37.50

$100.00
75.00

$200.00
150.00

$500.00
375.00

$1,000.00
750.00

A p p r o x im a t e I n v e s t m e n t Y ie l d *

First Y year.............
>
}4 to 1 year..............
1 to 1Y years...........
1Y to 2 years...........
2 to 2Y years...........
2 Y to 3 years...........
3 to 3 Yi years...........
3 Y to 4 years...........
4 to 4H years...........
4}/ to 5 years...........
%
5 to 5Y years...........
5 Y to 6 years...........
6 to 6Y years...........
&Y to 7 years...........
7 to 7Y years...........
7H to 8 years...........
8 to 8Y years...........
8 Y to 9 years...........
9 to 9H years...........
9Y to 10 years.........

(3) On current
redemption value
from beginning
of each half-year
period (a) to
maturity

Percent

(1) Redemption values during each half-year period
(Values increase on first day of period shown)

Period after issue date

(2) On purchase
price from issue
date to begin­
ning of each
half-year
period

Percent

$ 7 .5 0
7 .5 0
7 .5 5
7 .6 0
7 .6 5
7 .7 0
7 .8 0
7 .9 0
8 .0 0
8 .1 0
8 .2 0
8 .3 0
8 .4 0
8 .6 0
8 .8 0
9 .0 0
9 .2 0
9 .4 0
9 .6 0
9 .8 0

$ 1 8 .7 5
1 8 .7 5
1 8 .8 7
1 9 .0 0
1 9 .1 2
1 9 .2 5
1 9 .5 0
1 9 .7 5
2 0 .0 0
2 0 .2 5
2 0 .5 0
2 0 .7 5
2 1 .0 0
2 1 .5 0
2 2 .0 0
2 2 .5 0
2 3 .0 0
2 3 .5 0
2 4 .0 0
2 4 .5 0

$ 3 7 .5 0
3 7 .5 0
3 7 .7 5
3 8 .0 0
3 8 .2 5
3 8 .5 0
3 9 .0 0
3 9 .5 0
4 0 .0 0
4 0 .5 0
4 1 .0 0
4 1 .5 0
4 2 .0 0
4 3 .0 0
4 4 .0 0
4 5 .0 0
4 6 .0 0
4 7 .0 0
4 8 .0 0
4 9 .0 0

$ 7 5 .0 0
7 5 .0 0
7 5 .5 0
7 6 .0 0
7 6 .5 0
7 7 .0 0
7 8 .0 0
7 9 .0 0
8 0 .0 0
8 1 .0 0
8 2 .0 0
8 3 .0 0
8 4 .0 0
8 6 .0 0
8 8 .0 0
9 0 .0 0
9 2 .0 0
9 4 .0 0
9 6 .0 0
9 8 .0 0

$ 1 5 0 .0 0
1 5 0 .0 0
1 5 1 .0 0
1 5 2 .0 0
1 5 3 .0 0
1 5 4 .0 0
1 5 6 .0 0
1 5 8 .0 0
1 6 0 .0 0
1 6 2 .0 0
1 6 4 .0 0
1 6 6 .0 0
1 6 8 .0 0
1 7 2 .0 0
1 7 6 .0 0
1 8 0 .0 0
1 8 4 .0 0
1 8 8 .0 0
1 9 2 .0 0
1 9 6 .0 0

$ 3 7 5 .0 0
3 7 5 .0 0
3 7 7 .5 0
3 8 0 .0 0
3 8 2 .5 0
3 8 5 .0 0
3 9 0 .0 0
3 9 5 .0 0
4 0 0 .0 0
4 0 5 .0 0
4 1 0 .0 0
4 1 5 .0 0
4 2 0 .0 0
4 3 0 .0 0
4 4 0 .0 0
4 5 0 .0 0
4 6 0 .0 0
4 7 0 .0 0
4 8 0 .0 0
4 9 0 .0 0

$

7 5 0 .0 0
7 5 0 .0 0
7 5 5 .0 0
7 6 0 .0 0
7 6 5 .0 0
7 7 0 .0 0
7 8 0 .0 0
7 9 0 .0 0
8 0 0 .0 0
8 1 0 .0 0
8 2 0 .0 0
8 3 0 .0 0
8 4 0 .0 0
8 6 0 .0 0
8 8 0 .0 0
9 0 0 .0 0
9 2 0 .0 0
9 4 0 .0 0
9 6 0 .0 0
9 8 0 .0 0

0 .0 0
.0 0
.6 7
.8 8
.9 9
1 .0 6
1.3 1
1 .4 9
1 .6 2
1 .7 2
1 .7 9
1 .8 5
1 .9 0
2 .1 2
2 .3 0
2 .4 5
2 .5 7
2 .6 7
2 .7 6
2 .8 4

MATURITY VALUE
(10 years from
issue date)....... $10.00

$25.00

$50.00

$100.00

$200.00

$500.00

$1,000.00

2.90

Period after
maturity date

* * 2 .9 0
3 .0 5
3 .1 5
3 .2 5
3 .3 8
3 .5 2
3 .5 8
3 .6 6
3 .7 5
3 .8 7
4 .0 1
4 .1 8
4 .4 1
4 .3 6
4 .3 1
4 .2 6
4 .2 1
4 .1 7
4 .1 2
4 .0 8

(b) to extended
maturity

EXTEN DED M ATURITY PERIOD

First Y year.............
Y to 1 year..............
1 to 1Y years...........
1Y to 2 years...........
2 to 2 Y years...........
2 to 3 years...........
3 to 3 Y years...........
ZY to 4 years...........
4 to 4H years...........
4Y to 5 years...........
5 to 5Y years...........
b y to 6 years...........
6 to 6Y years...........
6Y to 7 years...........
7 to 7Yi years...........
i y to 8 years...........
8 to 8 Y years...........
8Y to 9 years...........
9 to 9J^ years...........
to 10 years.........

$ 1 0 .0 0
1 0 .1 5
1 0 .3 0
1 0 .4 5
1 0 .6 0
1 0 .7 6
1 0 .9 2
1 1 .0 8
1 1 .2 4
1 1 .4 0
1 1 .5 8
1 1 .7 6
1 1 .9 4
1 2 .1 2
1 2 .3 0
1 2 .4 8
1 2 .6 6
1 2 .8 6
1 3 .0 6
1 3 .2 6

$ 2 5 .0 0
2 5 .3 7
2 5 .7 5
2 6 .1 2
2 6 .5 0
2 6 .9 0
2 7 .3 0
2 7 .7 0
2 8 .1 0
2 8 .5 0
2 8 .9 5
2 9 .4 0
2 9 .8 5
3 0 .3 0
3 0 .7 5
3 1 .2 0
3 1 .6 5
3 2 .1 5
3 2 .6 5
3 3 .1 5

$ 5 0 .0 0
5 0 .7 5
5 1 .5 0
5 2 .2 5
5 3 .0 0
5 3 .8 0
5 4 .6 0
5 5 .4 0
5 6 .2 0
5 7 .0 0
5 7 .9 0
5 8 .8 0
5 9 .7 0
6 0 .6 0
6 1 .5 0
6 2 .4 0
6 3 .3 0
6 4 .3 0
6 5 .3 0
6 6 .3 0

$ 1 0 0 .0 0
1 0 1 .5 0
1 0 3 .0 0
1 0 4 .5 0
1 0 6 .0 0
1 0 7 .6 0
1 0 9 .2 0
1 1 0 .8 0
1 1 2 .4 0
1 1 4 .0 0
1 1 5 .8 0
1 1 7 .6 0
1 1 9 .4 0
1 2 1 .2 0
1 2 3 .0 0
1 2 4 .8 0
1 2 6 .6 0
1 2 8 .6 0
1 3 0 .6 0
1 3 2 .6 0

$ 2 0 0 .0 0
2 0 3 .0 0
2 0 6 .0 0
2 0 9 .0 0
2 1 2 .0 0
2 1 5 .2 0
2 1 8 .4 0
2 2 1 .6 0
2 2 4 .8 0
2 2 8 .0 0
2 3 1 .6 0
2 3 5 .2 0
2 3 8 .8 0
2 4 2 .4 0
2 4 6 .0 0
2 4 9 .6 0
2 5 3 .2 0
2 5 7 .2 0
2 6 1 .2 0
2 6 5 .2 0

$ 5 0 0 .0 0
5 0 7 .5 0
5 1 5 .0 0
5 2 2 .5 0
5 3 0 .0 0
5 3 8 .0 0
5 4 6 .0 0
5 5 4 .0 0
5 6 2 .0 0
5 7 0 .0 0
5 7 9 .0 0
5 8 8 .0 0
5 9 7 .0 0
6 0 6 .0 0
6 1 5 .0 0
6 2 4 .0 0
6 3 3 .0 0
6 4 3 .0 0
6 5 3 .0 0
6 6 3 .0 0

$ 1 ,0 0 0 .0 0
1 ,0 1 5 .0 0
1 .0 3 0 .0 0
1 .0 4 5 .0 0
1 ,0 6 0 .0 0
1 ,0 7 6 .0 0
1 ,0 9 2 .0 0
1 ,1 0 8 .0 0
1 ,1 2 4 .0 0
1 ,1 4 0 .0 0
1 ,1 5 8 .0 0
1 ,1 7 6 .0 0
1 ,1 9 4 .0 0
1 ,2 1 2 .0 0
1 ,2 3 0 .0 0
1 ,2 4 8 .0 0
1 ,2 6 6 .0 0
1 ,2 8 6 .0 0
1 ,3 0 6 .0 0
1 ,3 2 6 .0 0

2 .9 0
2 .9 0
2 .9 0
2 .9 1
2 .9 0
2 .9 1
2 .9 1
2 .9 1
2 .9 1
2 .9 1
2 .9 2
2 .9 2
2 .9 3
2 .9 3
2 .9 3
2 .9 3
2 .9 3
2 .9 4
2 .9 4
2 .9 4

EXTENDED MA­
TURITY VALUE
(10 years from
original matu­
rity date)1.........

$13.47

$33.67

$67.34

$134.68

$269.36

$673.40

$1,346.80

2.95

♦Calculated on basis o f $1,000 bond (face value).
♦♦Approximate investment yield for entire period from issuance to original maturity.
J20 years from issue date.

3 .0 0
3 .0 0
3 .0 0
3 .0 1
3 .0 2
3 .0 2
3 .0 2
3 .0 3
3 .0 4
3 .0 5
3 .0 4
3 .0 4
3 .0 3
3 .0 4
3 .0 5
3 .0 7
3 .1 2
3 .1 0
3 .1 0
3 .1 4

TABLE D
UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS—SERIES E
TABLE OF REDEMPTION VALUES AND INVESTMENT YIELDS
FOR BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES FROM MAY 1,1941 THROUGH APRIL 1,1942
Table showing: (1) How bonds of Series E bearing issue dates from May 1, 1941 through April 1, 1942, by
denominations, increase in redemption value during successive half-year periods following issue or date of original
maturity; (2) the approximate investment yield on the purchase price from issue date to the beginning of each half­
year period; and (3) the approximate investment yield on the current redemption value from the beginning of each
half-year period (a) to maturity or (b) to extended maturity. Yields are expressed in terms of rate percent per
annum, compounded semiannually.
A p p r o x im a t e I n v e s t m e n t Y ie l d

$ 50.00

Issue Price..................

18.75

$ 100.00

$ 500.00

$ 1 , 000.00

37.50

$ 25.00

75.00

375.00

750.00

ning of each
half-year
period
Percent

(1) Redemption values during each half-year period
(Values increase on first day of period shown)

Period after issue date

(2) On purchase
price from issue

$ 18.75

7 t.n 71/6 yfifl.rs...................

MATURITY VALUE
(10 years from
issue date)...........

$ 37.50

$ 75.00

$ 375.00

$ 750.00

18.75
18.87
19.00
19.12
19.25
19.50
19.75
20.00
20.25
20.50
20.75
21.00
21.50
22.00
22.50
23.00
23.50
24.00
24.50

37.50
37.75
38.00
38.25
38.50
39.00
39.50
40.00
40.50
41.00
41.50
42.00
43.00
44.00
45.00
46.00
47.00
48.00
49.00

75.00
75.50
76.00
76.50
77.00
78.00
79.00
80.00
81.00
82.00
83.00
84.00
86.00
88.00
90.00
92.00
94.00
96.00
98.00

375.00
377.50
380.00
382.50
385.00
390.00
395.00
400.00
405.00
410.00
415.00
420.00
430.00
440.00
450.00
460.00
470.00
480.00
490.00

750.00
755.00
760.00
765.00
770.00
780.00
790.00
800.00
810.00
820.00
830.00
840.00
860.00
880.00
900.00
920.00
940.00
960.00
980.00

0.00
.00
.67
.88
.99
1.06
1.31
1.49
1.62
1.72
1.79
1.85
1.90
2.12
2.30
2.45
2.57
2.67
2.76
2.84

$ 50.00

$ 100.00

$ 500.00

$ 1 , 000.00

2.90

$ 25.00

Period after
maturity date

91t o 9.XA y e a r s ...................
2 l/£ t o 4 v e a x s ...................
4 t o 4 1/6 y e a r s ...................

5 t o 5 yi y e a r s ...................
fi t o

t o fi y e a r s ...................
v e a r s ...................

7 to
y e a r s ...................
7J^ t o 8 y e a r s ...................
8 t o 8^2 y e a r s ...................

9 t o 9 % y e a r s ...................
9}/2 t o 10 y e a r s .................
EXTENDED MA­
TURITY VALUE
(10 years from
original matu-

$ 50.00

$100.00

$ 500.00

25.31
25.62
25.94
26.25
26.56
26.87
27.19
27.50
27.81
28.12
28.44
28.75
29.06
29.37
30.00
30.67
31.33
32.00
32.67

50.62
51.25
51.87
52.50
53.12
53.75
54.37
55.00
55.62
56.25
56.87
57.50
58.12
58.75
60.00
61.33
62.67
64.00
65.33

101.25
102.50
103.75
105.00
106.25
107.50
108.75
110.00
111.25
112.50
113.75
115.00
116.25
117.50
120.00
122.67
125.33
128.00
130.67

506.25
512.50
518.75
525.00
531.25
537.50
543.75
550.00
556.25
562.50
568.75
575.00
581.25
587.50
600.00
613.33
626.67
640.00
653.33

$66.67

$133.33

$666.67

$33.33

'

•Calculated on basis o f $1,000 bond (face value).
••Approximate investment yield for entire period from issuance to maturity.
120 years from issue date.

* * 2.90

3.05
3.15
3.25
3.38
3.52
3.58
3.66
3.75
3.87
4.01
4.18
4.41
4.36
4.31
4.26
4.21
4.17
4.12
4.08

(b) to extended
maturity

EXTEN DED M A TU R ITY PERIOD
$ 25.00

i/< t o 1 v e a r ........................
1 t o 1 V6 v fia rs...................

*

(3) On current
redemption value
from beginning
of each half-year
period (a) to
maturity
Percent

$ 1, 000.00
1. 012.50
1. 025.00
1. 037.50
1. 050.00
1. 062.50
1. 075.00
1. 087.50
1. 100.00
1. 112.50
1, 125.00

37.50
1. 150.00
1, 162.50
1. 175.00
1. 200.00
1, 226.67
1, 253.33
U 280.00
1, 306.67

2.90
2.88
2.86
2.84
2.82
2.81
2.79
2.77
2.75
2.74
2.72
2.71
2.69
2.67
2.66
2.70
2.75
2.79
2.83
2.87

$ 1, 333.33

2.90

l j l

2.90
2.92
2.94
2.97
3.01
3.05
3.10
3.16
3.23
3.32
3.43
3.56
3.73
3.96
4.26
4.26
4.21
4.17
4.12
4.08

UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS
SERIES H
1957
Department Circular No. 905
Revised
Fiscal Service
Bureau o f the Public Debt

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
O f f ic e

of t h e

Secretary

Washington, April 22, 1957
CONTENTS

SEC. 332.1

OFFERING OF BONDS.

SEC. 332.2

DESCRIPTION.

SEC. 332.3

TERM.

SEC. 332.4

INTEREST.

SEC. 332.5

APPLICABILITY TO BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES OF FEBRUARY 1
THROUGH APRIL 1, 1957, AS WELL AS SUBSEQUENT ISSUE DATES.

SEC. 332.6

BONDS PURCHASED BEFORE NEW STOCK IS AVAILABLE.

SEC. 332.7

TAXATION.

SEC. 332.8

REGISTRATION.

SEC. 332.9

LIMITATION ON HOLDINGS.

SEC. 332.10

NONTRANSFERABILITY.

SEC. 332.11

PURCHASE OF BONDS.

SEC. 332.12

DELIVERY OF BONDS.

SEC. 332.13

LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED BONDS.

SEC. 332.14

PAYMENT OR REDEMPTION.

SEC. 332.15

GENERAL PROVISIONS.

Department Circular No. 905, dated May 21, 1952, as amended (31 CFR 332), is hereby
revised to read as follows:
Sec. 332.1. Offering of bonds.— The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the authority
of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 757c), offers for sale to the people
of the United States, United States Savings Bonds of Series H (hereinafter referred to as
bonds of Series H ). These bonds will be substantially a continuation of the bonds of Series H
heretofore available, except as otherwise indicated herein. This offering of bonds will continue
until terminated by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 332.2. Description.— Bonds of Series H will be issued only in registered form. See
section 332.8 for information concerning registration. They will be issued at par in denomina­
tions of $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000. Each bond will bear the facsimile signature of the
Secretary of the Treasury, and will bear an imprint of the Seal of the Treasury Department.
At the time of issue, the issuing agent will inscribe on the face of each bond the name and
address of the owner and the name of the coowner or beneficiary, if any; will enter the issue
date of the bond; and will imprint the agent’s dating stamp (to show the date the bond is
actually inscribed). A bond of Series H shall be valid only if an authorized issuing agent
receives payment therefor, duly inscribes, dates, and stamps the bond, and delivers it to
the purchaser or his agent.
Sec. 332.3. Term.— A bond of Series H will be dated as of the first day of the month in
which payment of the issue price is received by an agent authorized to issue the bonds. This
date is the issue date and the bond will mature 10 years from such issue date. The issue date
should not be confused with the date appearing in the issuing agent’s stamp, which indicates
the date the bond is actually inscribed. The bonds may not be called for redemption by the
Secretary of the Treasury prior to maturity, but any bond of Series H may be redeemed at
PAR prior to maturity, after 6 months from the issue date, at the owner’s option, but only
upon one calendar month’s notice as provided in section 332.14.

Sec. 332.4. Interest.— Bonds of Series H will be issued at par, and will bear interest from
the issue date payable semiannually by check drawn to the order of the registered owner or
coowners, beginning six months from issue date. Interest payments will be based on a grad­
uated scale of amounts (as shown in Table A at the end of this circular) which have been
fixed to afford an investment yield of approximately 3.25 percent per annum compounded
semiannually, if the bonds are held to maturity; if the owner exercises his option to redeem
a bond prior to maturity, the yield will be less. Interest will cease at maturity, or in case of
redemption before maturity, at the end of the interest period next preceding the date of
redemption, except that, if the date of redemption falls on an interest payment date, interest
will cease on that date.
Sec. 332.5. Applicability to bonds bearing issue dates of February 1 through April 1,
1957, as well as subsequent issue dates.— The term of maturity and the yield provided for in
sections 332.3 and 332.4 shall apply to all bonds of Series H bearing issue dates of February 1
through April 1,1957 (as well as to those bearing subsequent issue dates). Final interest on such
bonds will not be payable until held 10 years from the issue date, instead of at the end of
9 years and 8 months.1
Sec. 332.6. Bonds purchased before new stock is available.— Until bonds have been
printed and are ready for issue bonds of Series H in the form on sale prior to February 1, 1957,
will be issued for purchases made under this circular. BONDS OF SERIES H PURCHASED
IN THE INTERVAL UNTIL THE NEW STOCKS ARE AVAILABLE WILL CARRY THE
NEW INTEREST RATE AND THE TERM OF MATURITY PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION
332.3 AND ALL OTHER PRIVILEGES AS FULLY AS IF EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN
THE TEXT OF THE BONDS THEMSELVES. The owners, if they desire to do so, may
exchange such bonds at any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch or at the Treasury Department,
Washington 25, D. C., for bonds in the new form (with the same registration and issue dates),
when the latter become available; but they need not do so because the Treasury Department
will, as a matter of course, issue interest checks for ALL bonds of Series H bearing issue dates
on and after February 1, 1957, in the appropriate amounts as set forth in Table A at the end
of this circular.
Sec. 332.7. Taxation.— The income derived from bonds of Series H is subject to all
taxes imposed under the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The bonds are subject to estate,
inheritance, gift, or other excise taxes, whether Federal or State, but are exempt from all
taxation now or hereafter imposed on the principal or interest thereof by any State, or any of
the possessions of the United States, or by any local taxing authority.
Sec. 332.8. Registration.— Generally, only residents of the United States, its territories
and possessions, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone and citizens of the
United States temporarily residing abroad are eligible to invest in bonds of Series H. The
bonds may be registered in the names of natural persons in their own right in the three
conventional forms of registration, single ownership, coownership and beneficiary forms, here­
tofore available. The bonds may also be registered in the names and titles of the legal repre­
sentatives of natural persons (guardians, custodians, conservators, etc.) and of trustees of
personal trust estates. The term “ personal trust estates” as used herein is defined to mean,
and is limited to, trust estates established by individuals, that is, natural persons in their own
right, for the benefit of themselves or other such individuals, and common trusts comprised
in whole or in part of such trust estates. Full information regarding eligibility to invest in
savings bonds and authorized forms of registration and rights thereunder will be found in
the regulations currently in force governing United States Savings Bonds.2
Sec. 332.9. Limitation on holdings.— The amount of bonds of Series H originally issued
during any one calendar year that may be held by any one person at any one time shall not
exceed $10,000 (maturity value) for the calendar year 1957,3 and each calendar year there­
after, which will be computed in accordance with the regulations currently in force governing
United States Savings Bonds.
Sec. 332.10. NontroMsferability.— Bonds of Series H may not be used as collateral for a
loan or as security for the performance of an obligation, or transferred inter vivos by voluntary
sale or gift, discounted or disposed of in any manner other than as provided in the regulations
governing United States Savings Bonds. Except as provided in said regulations, the Treasury
3 Table B at the end o f this circular shows the schedule of checks, the interim investment yields and the yield to maturity of bonds of
Series H bearing issue dates beginning June 1, 1952 (when they were first offered for sale), through January 1, 1957.
2 Department Circular No. 530.
"Effective May 1. Accordingly, investors who purchase $20,000 (maturity value) of bonds of Series H-1957 bearing issue dates of Jan­
uary 1 through April 1 will not he entitled to purchase additional bonds of that series during 1357. Investors who have purchased less
than $10,000 (maturity value) o f bonds of Series H prior to May 1 will be entitled only to purchase enough to bring their total for 1957 to
$10,000 (maturity value).

Department will recognize only the inscribed owner, during his lifetime, and thereafter his
estate or heirs.
Sec. 332.11. Purchase of bonds.— (a) Agencies.— Bonds of Series H may be purchased
only at Federal Reserve Banks and Branches, and at the Treasury Department, Washington 25,
D. C. Customers of commercial banks and trust companies may be able to arrange for the
purchase of such bonds through such institutions, but only the Federal Reserve Banks and
Branches and the Treasury Department are authorized to act as official agencies, and the date
of receipt of application and payment at an official agency will govern the dating of the
bonds issued.
(b) Issue prices.— The issue prices of bonds of Series H of the various denominations will
be the par amount thereof as follows: $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000.
(c) Application.— In applying for bonds under this circular, care should be taken to
furnish: (1) instructions for registration of the bonds to be issued, which must be in one
of the authorized forms (see Sec. 332.8) ; (2) the post office address o f the owner; (3) the
address for delivery of the bonds; and (4) the address for mailing interest checks. The appli­
cation should be forwarded to a Federal Reserve Bank or Branch, or to the Treasurer of the
United States, Washington 25, D. C., accompanied by a remittance to cover the purchase price
as shown in paragraph (b) hereof. Any form of exchange, including personal checks, will be
accepted, subject to collection. Checks or other forms of exchange should be drawn to the
order of the Federal Reserve Bank or the Treasurer of the United States, as the case may be.
Checks payable by endorsement are not acceptable. Any depositary qualified pursuant to the
provisions of Treasury Department Circular No. 92 Revised (31 CFR 203) will be permitted
to make payment by credit for bonds applied for on behalf of its customers up to any amount
for which it shall be qualified in excess of existing deposits, when so notified by the Federal
Reserve Bank of its District.
Sec. 332.12.. Delivery of bonds.— Authorized issuing agencies will deliver bonds of Series
H either in person, or by mail at the risk and expense of the United States, at the address given
by the purchaser, but only within the United States, its territories and possessions and the
Canal Zone.4 No mail deliveries elsewhere will be made. If purchased by citizens of the United
States temporarily residing abroad, the bonds will be delivered at such address in the United
States as the purchaser directs.
Sec. 332.13. Lost, stolen, or destroyed bonds.— If a bond of Series H is lost, stolen, or
destroyed, a substitute may be issued or payment may be obtained upon identification of the
bond and proof of its loss, theft, or destruction. The owner should keep a description of his
bonds by series, denominations, serial number and name of coowner or beneficiary, if any,
apart from the bonds, and in case of loss, theft, or destruction should immediately notify the
Bureau of the Public Debt, Division of Loans and Currency Branch, 536 South Clark Street,
Chicago 5, Illinois, briefly stating the facts and describing the bonds. Full instructions for
obtaining substitute bonds or payment will then be given.
Sec. 332.14. Payment or redemption. — (a) General. — A bond of Series H will be
redeemed AT PAR, in whole or in part (in the amount of an authorized denomination or
multiple thereof), at the option of the owner, at any time after 6 months from the issue date,
but only on the first day of a calendar month and upon one calendar month’s notice in writing
of desire to redeem by the owner. The request for payment of the bond must be executed and
certified in accordance with the provisions of the applicable regulations. The presentation of
the bond (with the request for payment duly executed) will be accepted as notice. Payment
will be made when due following presentation of the bond to (1) a Federal Reserve Bank or
Branch, (2) the Bureau of the Public Debt, Division of Loans and Currency Branch, 536 South
Clark Street, Chicago 5, Illinois, or (3) the Treasurer of the United States, Washington 25,
D. C. Formal notice to be effective, must be timely received by one of the above agencies and
the bond must be presented to the same agency not less than 20 days before the redemption
date fixed by the notice.
(b) Disability or death.— In case of the disability of the registered owner, or the death
of the registered owner not survived by a coowner or a designated beneficiary, instructions
should be obtained from a Federal Reserve Bank or Branch, or the Bureau of the Public Debt,
Division of Loans and Currency Branch, 536 South Clark Street, Chicago 5, Illinois, before the
request for payment is executed.
4 During any war emergency the Treasury may suspend deliveries to be made at its risk and expense from or to the continental
United States and its territories and possessions and the Canal Zone, or between any of such places.

Sec. 382.15. General 'provisions.— (a) Regulations.— All bonds of Series H issued pur­
suant to this circular shall be subject to the regulations prescribed from time to time by the
Secretary of the Treasury to govern United States Savings Bonds. The present regulations are
set forth in Treasury Department Circular No. 530, current revision, copies of which may be
obtained on application to the Treasury Department or to any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch.
(b) Reservation as to issue of bonds.— The Secretary of the Treasury reserves the right
to reject any application for bonds of Series H, in whole or in part, and to refuse to issue or
permit to be issued hereunder any such bonds in any case or any class or classes of cases if he
deems such action to be in the public interest, and his action in any such respect shall be final.
(c) Previous circulars— Preservation of existing rights.— The provisions of previous
Treasury Department circulars not in conformity herewith are hereby modified and amended
accordingly: Provided, however, that nothing contained in this circular shall limit or be con­
strued to limit or restrict any existing rights which owners of bonds of Series H have acquired
under the circular previously in force.
(d) Fiscal agents.— Federal Reserve Banks and Branches, as fiscal agents of the United
States, are authorized to perform such services as may be requested of them by the Secretary
of the Treasury in connection with the issue, delivery, redemption, and payment of savings
bonds of Series H.
(e) Reservation as to terms of circular.— The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time
or from time to time supplement or amend the terms of this circular, or of any amendments or
supplements thereto.
G. M. HUMPHREY,
Secretary of the Treasury.

TABLE A
UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS—SERIES H
TABLE OF CHECKS ISSUED AND INVESTMENT YIELDS
FOR BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 1957
Table showing: (1) Amount of interest checks paid on United States Savings Bonds of Series H bearing
issue dates beginning February 1, 1957, by denominations, on each interest payment date following issue; (2)
the approximate investment yield on the face value from issue date to each interest payment date, and (3) the
approximate investment yield on the face value from each interest payment date to maturity. Yields are ex­
pressed in terms of rate percent per annum, compounded semiannually.
Maturity Value.........
Face Value Redemption Value1
...
Issue Price.................

$500.00
500.00
500.00

$1,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00

$5,000.00
5,000.00
5,000.00

$10,000.00
10,000.00
10,000.00

A p p r o x im a t e I n v e s t m e n t
Y ie l d o n F a c e V a l u e

year.............................................
1 year...............................................
1 Yi years..........................................
2 years.............................................
2 M years..........................................
3
years..........................................
3 H years..........................................
4
years..........................................
4 J ^ years..........................................
5 years..........................................
5 14 years..........................................
6 years..........................................
614 years..........................................
7 years.........................................
7}4 years..........................................
8 years..........................................
8}4 years..........................................
9 years..........................................
9}4 years..........................................
10 years (Maturity).......................

( 1 ) Amount of interest check for each denomination

( 2 ) From issue
date to each
interest pay­
ment date

( 3 ) From each
interest pay­
ment date to
maturity2

Percent

Period of time bond is held
after issue date

Percent

$ 4 .0 0
7 .2 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5
8 .4 5

$ 8 .0 0
1 4 .5 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0
1 6 .9 0

$ 4 0 .0 0
7 2 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0
8 4 .5 0

$ 8 0 .0 0
1 4 5 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0
1 6 9 .0 0

1 .6 0
2 .2 5
2 .6 2
2 .8 0
2 .9 2
2 .9 9
3 .0 4
3 .0 8
3 .1 1
3 .1 4
3 .1 6
3 .1 8
3 .1 9
3 .2 0
3 .2 1
3 .2 2
3 .2 3
3 .2 4
3 .2 4

$8.45

$16.90

$84.50

$169.00

3.25

!A t all times, except that bond is not redeemable during first 6 months.
2Approximate investment yield for entire period from issuance to maturity is 3.25 percent per annum.

3 .3 5
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
3 .3 8
....

TABLE B
UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS— SERIES H
TABLE OF CHECKS ISSUED AND INVESTMENT YIELDS
FOR BONDS BEARING ISSUE DATES FROM JUNE 1, 1952 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 1957
Table showing: (1) Amount of interest checks paid on United States Savings Bonds of Series H, by denomi­
nations, on each interest payment date following issue; (2) the approximate investment yield on the face value
from issue date to each interest payment date; and (3) the approximate investment yield on the face value from
each interest payment date to maturity. Yields are expressed in terms of rate percent per annum, compounded
semiannually.
Maturity Value. . . .
Face Value Redemption Value*

$500.00
500.00
500.00

$1,000.00
1,000 00
1,000.00

$5,000.00
5,000.00
5,000.00

$10,000
10,000
10,000

A p p r o x im a t e I n v e st m e n t
Y ie l d on F a c e V a l u e

X year.........................................
A
1 year.........................................
1J-6 years........................................
2 years.......................................
2 y2 years........................................
3 years.......................................
33^ years........................................
4 years.......................................
4Yi years........................................
5 years........................................
5}■i years.......................................
6 years.......................................
63^ years.......................................
7 years.......................................
73^ years........................................
8 years.......................................
83^ years........................................
9 years.......................................
9'A years.......................................
9 years and
8 months (Maturity)...........

(1) Amount of interest check for each denomination

(2) From issue
date to each
interest pay­
ment date

(3) From each
interest pay­
ment date to
maturity**

Percent

Period of time bond is held
after issue date

Percent

$2.00
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50

$4.00
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
12.50
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00
17.00

$20.00
62.50
62.50
62.50
62.50
62.50
62.50
62.50
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00

$ 40
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170

0.80
1.65
1.93
2.07
2.15
2.21
2.25
2.28
2.40
2.49
2.57
2.63
2.69
2.73
2.77
2.81
2.84
2.87
2.89

$8.50

$17.00

$85.00

$170

3.00

♦At all times, except that bond is not redeemable during first 6 months.
♦♦Approximate investment yield for entire period from issuance to maturity is 3.00% per annum.

3.13
3.18
3.22
3.27
3.34
3.41
3.49
3.58
3.60
3.63
3.66
3.69
3.74
3.81
3.91
4.07
4.36
5.10
10.37

TIPS FOR TELLERS
AND BOND OFFICERS
ABOUT THE NEW SAVINGS BONDS
The Treasury Department welcomes the assistance of everyone
dealing with United States Savings Bonds to help make the public
aware of —
The improved features of the new bonds, and the con­
tinuing good features of the old bonds.
The information in this folder will help answer most of the ques­
tions that Savings Bond holders or prospective purchasers may
be asking.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
Fiscal Agent of the United States
Dallas, Texas, April 22, 1957

SERIES E

All E Bonds bearing issue dates of February 1957 or after:
Earn 3 % % when held to maturity as against the former 3% (rates are compounded semiannually).
Mature 9 months earlier — in 8 years and 11 months as against the former 9 years and 8 months.
The higher interest rate means a shorter maturity.
Pay a substantially higher return in the early years of holding.
21/4% when held 1 year as against about

on the old bond.

3 % when held 3 years as against 2% % on the old bond.
Denominations are the same as before — $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000.
Still sell at former prices — $18.75 for a $25 bond; $37.50 for a $50 bond; $75 for a $100 bond, etc.
New terms apply regardless of what is printed on the bond if the issue date is February 1957 or after.
As newly printed bonds become available they will carry the new terms, but new terms apply
regardless on bonds back to February 1957.
Accurate payment will be assured by the table of redemption values furnished all paying agents,
on which current redemption values are automatically keyed to the issue date on each bond sold.
However, those who have purchased bonds since January 31, 1957, but before the newly printed
bonds are available, may exchange their old bonds for the new if desired.
Terms of automatic extension beyond maturity will be determined as the new bonds approach maturity.
(As was the case with the first 10 years of the E bond program, the decision to extend and the terms
of the extension were not announced until the first bonds approached maturity early in 1951.)
Continuing to hold old bonds rather than cashing them in to buy new ones.
Point out that in most cases it is not advantageous to redeem an old bond to buy a new one.
Any bond that is 2 < years old or older and has not reached first maturity already will earn more
/2
than 3 > % on its redemption value as it grows to maturity.
4
For example: (1) A $100 bond bought in October 1954 is worth $79.20 in April 1957; the $4.20
earned to that point represents interest at the rate of 2.19% on the $75 purchase. From that
point until the bond matures at $100 in June 1964, however, it will earn $20.80 more, which
is equal to interest at the rate of 3.28% on $79.20. That’s better, of course, than the holder
could get by turning the old bond in and buying a new one at 3.25%. The advantage is even
greater for bonds already held 3, 4, or 5 or more years.

Even for a buyer who has held a bond less than 2

years, the increased income he would get by

turning it in to buy a new bond is small
For example: (2) For a man who bought a $100 bond in October 1956, and exchanged in April
1957, the gain would be only $1.26 or 13 cents a year over the life of the new bond.
For a man who bought a $100 bond in October 1955, the gain would be only 47 cents, or 5 cents
a year.
Even for a man who bought a $100 bond in January 1957 — the month before the new terms
went into effect — the gain would be only $1.46, or 16 cents a year.
Those having bonds more than 10 years old and now in the extension period also should think twice
before redeeming them to buy new bonds.
The holder of a bond maturing after April 1952 is currently getting 3% interest for each six
months of additional holding. If he should shift into the new bonds and have to redeem them
within 3 years he would have earned less on the new bonds than on his present ones.
A bond which matured May 1951 through April 1952 already will earn more than 3% % on its
redemption value to extended maturity.
Even for the long pull, the dollar amount to be gained by redeeming bonds now in the extension
period and reinvesting in the new ones is small.
For example: (3) Before taking income taxes into account, a man with three $25 bonds that
have just reached first maturity would find that his $75 would grow to $97.95 in another 9
years, or only $2.05 (about 23 cents a year) short of the $100 he would get in 8 years and 11
months by turning in his three old bonds and buying a new bond for $75.
In addition, there is the income tax consideration. Most people pay income tax on the total interest
earned on E bonds as of the year in which the bonds are redeemed. Continuing to hold the old bonds
means that the tax can be deferred until money is actually needed so that interest is earned on the
accruing tax liability. In many cases paying the tax earlier will largely offset any gain from the
higher rate of interest on the new bond.
There is also a tax advantage in continuing to hold old bonds for people who expect to be in a lower
tax bracket when they redeem their bonds for retirement income.
OTHER SERIES
Series H Bonds — the bonds which pay interest by check every six months — have also been improved,
effective February 1, 1957.
The new H bonds pay 3% % when held to their full 10 year maturity.
The term has been lengthened from 9 years and 8 months to 10 years. The denominations are the
same as before — $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000.

Also like the E bond, the investment return on the H bond in the early years of holding is substan­
tially higher than was paid on the former bond.
Holders of H bonds will also find it advantageous to continue holding rather than redeeming to buy
the new bonds. Any bond that is 2 years old or older already will pay more than 3*4% if held to
maturity.
Series J and K Bonds — primarily purchased by larger investors — are withdrawn from sale as of
April 30, 1957.
LIMIT ON HOLDINGS
Because of the more attractive features of the new Series E and H Bonds, the previous calendar limit
on purchases by individuals has been lowered, effective May 1, 1957, from $20,000 to $10,000, face amount,
for each series. Therefore, investors who have purchased less than $10,000 of each series prior to May 1
will be entitled to purchase only enough to bring their 1957 total for each to $10,000 face amount.
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
In conversations with bond holders or prospective buyers, bear in mind that Savings Bonds are sound
investments for many other reasons besides their attractive interest return.
Their most outstanding features are:
• Indestructibility — the Treasury will replace any bonds that are lost, stolen, mutilated, or
destroyed.
• Guaranteed rate of return over a period of years.
» Guaranteed redemption values — not subject to the risks of market fluctuations.
• Can be cashed anywhere in the country.
• Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.


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