Savings bonds that are lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed can be replaced free of charge as long as the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, can establish that the bonds have not been cashed.
To get your bond replaced, complete Form FS 1048 (download it by clicking on the link). On this form, provide the approximate issue date along with the complete names, addresses, social security number that appeared on the bond, and the bond serial number. If you don’t know the serial number or denomination, just write “unknown” in the space provided. If the bond owner is a minor, the form should be signed by both parents and the minor’s age and social security number should be included.
Replacement bonds will still show the original issue date.
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