In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to find a bonds worth online for free using a simple online utility.
Step # 1 – Navigate to the online program
First, go to “http://www.treasurydirect.gov”, and then click the “Individuals” tab at the top, then click the “Tools” tab at the top, then select “Savings Bond Calculator” from the list. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Get Started”
Step # 2 – Inputting the information
Find the value date on your bond and insert that information into the “Value as of:” section of the page. Under “Series:” select from either EE Bond, I Bond, E Bond, or Savings Notes according to what type of bond you are inquiring about. Select the proper amount under the “Denomination” box. Now find your bond’s serial number, and type it into the open box under “Bond Serial Number”, and finally type the date the bond was issued in the box under “Issue Date”
Step # 3 – Finding the value
Once you’ve entered all the information make sure it is all accurate by double checking, the most common mess up is under the “Bond Serial Number”. Once you’ve verified the information is correct click “Calculate” and your current bond value will be displayed. That is essentially it, you now know how to calculate a bonds value online using an official government calculator.