The Patriot Savings Bond
The Patriot Bond is identical in every way to the paper EE Bond except that any EE Bond purchased through financial institutions after December 10, 2001 has the words "Patriot Bond" printed on the top half of the bond between the Social Security Number and issue date. All EE Bond terms and conditions apply.
On paper savings bonds issued or replaced on or after August 1, 2006, the first five digits of your Social Security number or Employer Identification number will be masked and replaced with asterisks. This is being done to protect your privacy and to prevent the information from being used for identity theft.
Patriot Bonds offered Americans one more way to express their support for our nation's anti-terrorism efforts. Proceeds were deposited into a general fund that includes contributions to anti-terrorism efforts and spent according to law.
Where to Buy
Patriot Bonds can only be purchased through financial institutions. Since paper EE savings bonds are no longer sold at financial institutions as of January 1, 2012, the Patriot Savings Bond is no longer available. As a result, this precludes TreasuryDirect from being able to offer the special inscription for payroll customers.