Selling Treasury Bills

You can hold Treasury bills until they mature, or sell them before they mature.

To sell a bill you hold in TreasuryDirect, first transfer the bill to a bank, broker, or dealer, then ask the bank, broker, or dealer to sell the bill for you.

To transfer, follow these steps:

  • Go to "Manage Direct"
  • Choose "Transfer securities"
  • Identify the bill or bills you want to transfer
  • Choose "External Transfer"
  • Click the link for the form FS Form 5511,"TreasuryDirect Transfer Request"
  • Complete FS Form 5511 and mail it as directed on the form