Serial numbers in TreasuryDirect
Friday, October 29th, 2004
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
When you purchase bonds electronically, how would one know the serial number since on the transaction it only mentions the issue date and maturity date?
Electronic bonds don't have serial numbers. Serial numbers are used to identify specific paper bonds in case they are lost or destroyed. Since this can't happen with electronic bonds, there's no need for a serial number.