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FDIC Consumer News - Spring 1998

Important Update: Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

The FDIC deposit insurance rules have undergone a series of changes starting in the fall of 2008. As a result, certain previously published information related to FDIC insurance coverage may not reflect the current rules. For details about the changes, visit Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage. For more information about FDIC insurance, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/index.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). For the hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-925-4618.

New $20 Bill Due in Autumn

First the $100 and $50 bills were redesigned, primarily to help deter counterfeiting.

Stack of money
Now it’s time for the $20 bill to get a facelift with anti-fraud features and other improvements. The new version is scheduled to enter circulation this fall, the U.S. Treasury Department announced in April. The $20 note is commonly used in American commerce and it’s the bill most often dispensed by automated teller machines (ATMs).

The redesigned $20, like the new $50 bill, will include a large dark numeral on a light background on the back of the note. This will make the bill easier to identify by people with poor vision. The Treasury said that the remaining denominations — the $10, $5 and $1 — also will include this low-vision feature, as will the future redesign of the $100 note.

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