Redemption value of H bonds

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
Categorized as: Series HH or H US Savings Bonds

I have a $1,000 Series H U.S. Savings Bond issued in September 1955. How do I find out the value? All Savings Bond Calculators that I have tried do not have Series H as a selection.

Tom’s response

Series H and HH bonds are worth their face value when redeemed, so your bond is worth $1,000. It stopped earning interest years and years ago – you should cash it in.

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On July 27th, 2006 Connie Eckowitz said:

I need to cash in 2 HH bonds. Where do I get the forms? The banks don’t seem to be able to help me this anymore.

On July 27th, 2006 Tom Adams said:

Connie – The information you’re looking for is here: If your bank won’t handle your Savings Bond transaction, the Federal Reserve will.

On August 25th, 2006 Catherine Silva said:

We have HH bonds and are considering cashing in. Are there any charges connected with cashing these in?

What interest rate is being paid on these bonds?

Is there a time limit on how long these bonds will pay interest?

On April 1st, 2008 kymberly bernal said:

I have been given a US Treasury award that is dated for 1955 for patriotic service, I need all information on what it may be worth and how to redeem.

On April 2nd, 2008 Tom Adams said:

Hi Kymberly – I’m baffled by your question. I suggest you scroll up and click on the “Ask the Treasury” link on the right.

Tom Adams

On May 9th, 2008 Vicky said:

If an $500 H Series bond was purchased in 7/1978, what is the cash value? ?$500.00 Will I also collect the interest it gained from purchase to the time they discontinued? Or is it just worth the $500 as stated on the bond?

On May 12th, 2008 Tom Adams said:

Vicky – As the post above says, the redemption value of a Series H or HH bond is its face value – never less, never more. The interest was paid to you every six months starting from 1/79. If you didn’t receive it, you may be able to reclaim it now.

Tom Adams

On May 14th, 2009 Irving Elliott said:

I had an HH bond, issued in 1966. I think it was cashed but I am not sure. All I can find is the serial number. It was a $5000 issued May 1986

On May 15th, 2009 Tom Adams said:

Irving – information on how to find out if your bond has been cashed is here.

Tom Adams

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