As executor, redeeming the series E savings bonds of the decedent involved a little effort. As noted in the article In the Interim, I created a task list to organize the estate. One such task was finding the savings bonds the decedent listed in the will. So, in early December 2012, while cleaning out the decedent’s office, I found an envelope that contained thirteen series E savings bonds; exactly the amount of savings bonds the decedent listed.
After finding the savings bonds, I immediately called the attorney and asked, “Does the probate court have any rules on redeeming series E savings bonds; I found thirteen of them?”
The attorney replied, “No, you can redeem the savings bonds when you want. However, make sure you copy each savings bond before you redeem them. This way, if anyone asks about them, you can refer to your copies.”
So, that night, I made a copy of each savings bond because I planned on redeeming them the next day.