Treasury Bond Calls
For certain bonds issued before 1985, the U.S. Treasury reserved the right to stop paying interest before the bonds matured. When the Treasury "called" a bond, the bond stopped paying interest on the date of the call, before the maturity date.
The final bond call occurred in 2009. No more bonds are eligible to be called.
List of called bonds
Redeeming a Called Bond
If you hold a called bond in paper form, you still can redeem it. The process depends on whether the bond is a bearer bond or registered bond.
- Send them to us by insured registered mail, with Coupons 51-60 attached.
- Include a letter providing payment instructions and the address where the redemption check should be mailed.
- Include a completed IRS Form W-9
NOTE: If Coupons 51-60 arenít attached to your bond, contact us at the address below or by calling 304-480-7711.
The principal is paid to the registered owner or assignee on presentation of the security to us. We recommend you use registered mail.
If you want your redemption check issued...
- ...in the same name(s) as the registration, leave the assignment area on the back of the bond blank.
- ...in a different name from the one on the registration, assign the security by entering the name(s) and address on the "assignee line." Your must sign in the presence of an authorized certifying officer at a bank or other financial institution.
About interest: On the call date, we paid the final interest due. We paid the owner of record as of one month prior to the call.
Mailing and Shipping Addresses
Bureau of the Public Debt
P.O. Box 426
Parkersburg, WV 26106-0426
ATTN: Customer Services Branch 3
Public Debt Warehouse &
Operations Center Dock 1
257 Bosley Industrial Park Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Called Bonds in TreasuryDirect or Legacy Treasury Direct*
If you held a called bond in TreasuryDirect, we paid the principal and final interest. We made the payment on the call date, depositing funds into the account you designated.
If you held a called bond in Legacy Treasury Direct, we paid the final interest and, according to your request, either reinvested the principal or paid it to you. We made payments on the call date, depositing funds into the account you designated.
(Listed in reverse order)
|Call Date||Term||CUSIP||Interest Rate|
|November 15, 2009||30 years||912810DN5||11.750%|
|August 15, 2009||30 years||912810DL9||12.500%|
|May 15, 2009||30 years||912810DJ4||13.250%|
|August 15, 2008||30 years||912810DF2||12.000%|
|November 15, 2007||30 years||912810DB1||10.375%|
|November 15, 2006||30 years||912810CY2||14.000%|
|May 15, 2006||30 years||912810CV8||13.875%|
|November 15, 2005||30 years||912810CS5||12.750%|
|May 15, 2005||30 years||912810CP1||10.000%|
|February 15, 2005||30 years||912810CM8||11.750%|
|November 15, 2004||30 years||912810CK2||10.375%|
|May 15, 2004||30 years||912810CG1||9.125%|
|November 15, 2003||30 years||912810CE6||8.750%|
|August 15, 2003||30 years||912810CC0||8.375%|
|November 15, 2002||30 years||912810BZ0||7.875%|
|February 15, 2002||30 years||912810BX5||7.625%|
|May 15, 2000||30 years||912810BU1||8.250%|
*Legacy Treasury Direct is being phased out.