Found money in lost papers

So you can't find that savings bond Grandma gave you as a kid. Here's how to get a new copy of it and other important documents.

Federal bonds
Federal bonds
When you need the original: You want to cash it in.

How to replace it: For federal savings bonds, go to the U.S. Treasury's website (treasurydirect.gov) and fill out Form 1048. You can find missing savings bonds all the way back to 1935.

For registered federal Treasury bonds, you have to write a letter to the government (the address is on the Treasury website) and request a search.

Cost: Free for savings bonds; for Treasury bonds, fee varies.
Last updated December 31 2007: 8:33 AM ET

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