Navigating the U.S. Treasury's website can be tricky. Below is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for how to use the government website in order to find the value of your bonds, to inventory your bonds, to save your inventory and to find the value of bonds in other months.
To Find Value Of Your Bond Today:
1. Go directly to www.treasurydirect.gov/BC/SBCPrice
2. Choose the series and denomination of your bond from the series and denomination drop down boxes.
3. Enter the issue date printed on the bond. Enter two-digit months and four-digit years. (Ex: 02/1977)
4. Click the “Calculate” button.
5. To calculate more than one bond click on the “Calculate Another Bond” link for each bond to be calculated.
To Inventory Your Bonds:
1. Repeat the above process for each of your bonds.
2. The calculator will add each new bond to the top of the inventory listing.
To Save Your Inventory:
Your inventory is saved through your browser’s built-in saving function.
1. Click on “save” from the “view/print/save” list which should appear just above the ‘Total Price’ and ‘Total Value’ of your bonds.
2. When the list appears, click “file” and ‘save as’ and name the inventory.
3. Be sure to save file on “HTML Only” and click “save” and the information is saved.
To Find The Value of Bonds in Other Months:
To see what your bonds were worth in the past or will be worth in the near future:
1. Change the “value as of” date at the top of the calculator to the desired date.
2. Click “update”
3. The inventory will update to show the values of your bonds as of the date entered.
4. The calculator can show what your bonds were worth from 01/1996 through the current rate period.
*All of the above information is from: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/tools/tools_savingsbondcalc.htm