31 CFR 356.5 - What types of securities does the Treasury auction?

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§ 356.5 What types of securities does the Treasury auction?
We offer securities under this part exclusively in book-entry form and as direct obligations of the United States issued under Chapter 31 of Title 31 of the United States Code. The securities are subject to the terms and conditions in this part, the regulations in 31 CFR part 363 (for securities held in TreasuryDirect), the regulations in 31 CFR part 357 (for securities held in the commercial book-entry system and Legacy Treasury Direct), and the auction announcements. When we issue additional securities with the same CUSIP number as outstanding securities, we consider them to be the same securities as the outstanding securities.
(a) Treasury bills.
(1) Are issued at a discount or at par, depending upon the auction results;
(2) Are redeemed at their par amount at maturity; and
(3) Have maturities of not more than one year.
(b) Treasury notes—
(1) Treasury fixed-principal 1 notes.

Footnote(s):
1 We use the term “fixed-principal” in this part to distinguish such securities from “inflation-protected” securities. We refer to fixed-principal notes and fixed-principal bonds as “notes” and “bonds” in official Treasury publications, such as auction announcements and auction results press releases, as well as in auction systems.

(i) Are issued with a stated rate of interest to be applied to the par amount;
(ii) Have interest payable semiannually;
(iii) Are redeemed at their par amount at maturity;
(iv) Are sold at discount, par, or premium, depending upon the auction results; and
(v) Have maturities of at least one year, but of not more than ten years.
(2) Treasury inflation-protected notes.
(i) Are issued with a stated rate of interest to be applied to the inflation-adjusted principal on each interest payment date;
(ii) Have interest payable semiannually;
(iii) Are redeemed at maturity at their inflation-adjusted principal, or at their par amount, whichever is greater;
(iv) Are sold at discount, par, or premium, depending on the auction results (See appendix B for price and interest payment calculations and appendix C for Investment Considerations.); and
(v) Have maturities of at least one year, but not more than ten years.
(c) Treasury bonds—
(1) Treasury fixed-principal bonds. (i) Are issued with a stated rate of interest to be applied to the par amount;
(ii) Have interest payable semiannually;
(iii) Are redeemed at their par amount at maturity;
(iv) Are sold at discount, par, or premium, depending on the auction results; and
(v) Have maturities of more than ten years.
(2) Treasury inflation-protected bonds.
(i) Are issued with a stated rate of interest to be applied to the inflation-adjusted principal on each interest payment date;
(ii) Have interest payable semiannually;
(iii) Are redeemed at maturity at their inflation-adjusted principal, or at their par amount, whichever is greater;
(iv) Are sold at discount, par, or premium, depending on the auction results; and
(v) Have maturities of more than ten years. (See appendix B for price and interest payment calculations and appendix C for Investment Considerations.)
[69 FR 45202, July 28, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 57439, Sept. 30, 2005; 74 FR 26086, June 1, 2009]

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  • 2013-09-26; vol. 78 # 187 - Thursday, September 26, 2013
    1. 78 FR 59228 - Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds; Corrections
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Fiscal Service
      Correcting amendments.
      Effective September 26, 2013.
      31 CFR Part 356

Title 31 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 31 CFR 356 after this date.

  • 2013-09-26; vol. 78 # 187 - Thursday, September 26, 2013
    1. 78 FR 59228 - Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds; Corrections
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Fiscal Service
      Correcting amendments.
      Effective September 26, 2013.
      31 CFR Part 356