Both Series EE/E and Series I savings bonds cost $50 for a $50 bond. As of January 1, 2012, paper bonds for EE/E and I bonds are no longer available at financial institutions.
Savings bonds are an ideal way to invest money for the future. There are two common types of savings bonds: Series EE/E and Series I. Series EE/E and Series I bonds can be purchased from the government as a regular purchase through the treasury website or by using the option provided while filing a tax return. EE/E and I savings bonds mature after five years, but continue to generate interest for up to 30 years.