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File Specifications for Savings Bond Value Files

FIELD LABEL POSITION PICTURE REMARKS
SERIES 1 X 'I' = Series I (Denominations of $25)
'E' - Series E (Denominations of $25)
'N' = Series EE (Denominations of $25)
'S' = Savings Notes (Denominations of $25)
REDEMPTION - YR 2-5 9999 4 Digits representing current year
REDEMPTION - MO 6-7 99 2 Digits representing current month
ISSUE - YR 8-11 9999 4 Digits representing purchase year
ISSUE-JAN-VALUE 12-17 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in January
ISSUE-FEB-VALUE 18-23 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in February
ISSUE-MAR-VALUE 24-29 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in March
ISSUE-APR-VALUE 30-35 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in April
ISSUE-MAY-VALUE 36-41 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in May
ISSUE-JUN-VALUE 42-47 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in June
ISSUE-JUL-VALUE 48-53 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in July
ISSUE-AUG-VALUE 54-59 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in August
ISSUE-SEP-VALUE 60-65 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in September
ISSUE-OCT-VALUE 66-71 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in October
ISSUE-NOV-VALUE 72-77 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in November
ISSUE-DEC-VALUE 78-83 9999V99 Redemption value of bond purchased in December

Helpful Hints

  • Redemption values are calculated for $25 EE/E and I Bonds and Savings Notes. Values for other denominations are proportional to the values shown. For example, the redemption value of a $50 bond is twice the amount shown, and is calculated as:
    Value Calculated on $25 Face x (50 / 25) = Redemption Value
  • No bond or note was issued in the month and year where a redemption value field is blank.
  • The redemption value will equal 'NO PAY' during the required minimum holding period for Series EE (N') and I (I') Bonds. Bonds issued before February 2003 had a minimum holding period of 6 months. The minimum holding period for bonds issued February 2003 and after is 12 months.