Legacy Treasury Direct Phaseout

Treasury is phasing out Legacy Treasury Direct. This is intended to reduce costs associated with Treasury's Retail Securities program and support Treasury's goal to increase paperless transactions.

Changes made in September 2013:

  • September 30 was the last day of operation for Electronic Services for Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds. This applies to both the web and phone versions. (For service, customers may call 844-284-2676 (toll free) and speak with a customer service representative. Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except holidays.  From outside the United States, call +1-304-480-6464).

Changes made in October 2012:

  • No purchases permitted after the auctions on October 22.
  • No reinvestments permitted after the auctions on October 22.
  • Reinvestments scheduled for auction dates beyond October 22 were canceled.

Changes made in May 2011:

  • No new accounts permitted.
  • No incoming transfers permitted. We permit internal transfers between Legacy accounts and outbound transfers to TreasuryDirect or to broker/dealer accounts.

In May 2011 we also restricted the securities available for purchase and reinvestment. (Again, all purchases and reinvestments ended in October 2012.)

The Future

We'll maintain securities you currently hold in Legacy Treasury Direct until they mature. Once the securities mature, we'll deliver payments according to the instructions in your account.


As an alternative to Legacy Treasury Direct, consider using our convenient online account system, TreasuryDirect. You can buy securities in TreasuryDirect. You can transfer securities to TreasuryDirect from Legacy Treasury Direct.

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Questions and Answers about the Legacy Treasury Direct Phaseout

Comparison of Legacy Treasury Direct and TreasuryDirect