Beautifully engraved uncancelled $10 War Savings Bond Series E certificate from the United States of America
issued in 1945. This historic document was printed by the Bureau Engraving and Printing and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Benjamin Franklin. This item has the printed signatures of the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and is over 75 years old. Issued by War Department. An uncancelled example with Morgenthau's signature of this small ($10) denomination bond that was for military personnel only. This example grades Choice About Uncirculated.
$10 Series E War Savings Bond
Series E U.S. Savings Bonds were promoted and marketed by the United States of America government as war bonds from 1941 to 1980. When Americans refer to war bonds, they are usually referring to Series E bonds. Those issued from 1941 to November 1965 accrued interest for 40 years; those issued from December 1965 to June 1980, for 30 years. They were generally issued at 75 cents per dollar face value, maturing at par in a specified number of years that fluctuated with the rate of interest. Denominations available were $25, $50, $75, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000. Series E bonds were issued only in registered, physical form and are not transferable. The guaranteed minimum investment yield for the bonds was 4 percent, compounded semiannually. During WWII, Government Bond rallies were held throughout the country with famous motion picture celebrities to help promote the bonds and the war effort. Free movie days were held in theaters nationwide with a bond purchase as the admission. The physical size of the bond was reduced in 1944 to save papar and money. Towards the end of the war, the bonds were renamed Victory Bonds. History from StockResearch.pro
(Professional Old Stock Certificate Research Service).