Treasury bonds, you may have noticed some series ee savings bonds mature on different dates. Ee savings bonds are issued with a cost that is one-half of the face value. Treasury guarantees that your bond will double in value to reach face value after 20 years. If it does not, the treasury will make a one-time adjustment to a bonds value up to the savings bond maturity amount. Electronic series ee savings bonds, purchased via treasurydirect, are sold at face value. Paper ee bonds, last sold in 2011, were sold at half of face value. Treasury recommends ee bonds as a safe and patriotic investment with the full backing of the u. Series ee savings bonds issued in the 1980s and early 1990s have an original maturity of 20 years, and an extended maturity of 10 years, for a total of 30 years until the final maturity of the bonds. If its a series ee or series i bond, then it matures 30 years after the issue date. You can find the issue date right under the series name, on the upper right corner of the bond. Series ee and i are intended to be savings bonds, and series hh is intended to be an investment bond. Series ee bonds series ee bonds mature after 30 years, meaning they can earn interest for that. Use the tables below to determine whether your savings bonds have stopped earning interest. You should keep a list of your bonds, by serial number, in a safe location and separate from the actual bonds. To learn whether a savings bond on your list has been cashed, contact treasury retail securities services p. Ee bonds earn interest for 30 years if you dont cash the bonds before they mature. So the longer you hold the bond (up to 30 years), the more it is worth. If youve been affected by a disaster, special provisions may apply. All e bonds and some ee bonds have stopped earning interest and should be cashed. Series ee savings bonds are low-risk savings products that pay interest until they reach 30 years or you cash them, whichever comes first. The only way to buy ee bonds is to buy them in electronic form in treasurydirect.