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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

The First Fifty Years

A History of the FDIC 1933-1983

Published in 1984 on the FDIC's fiftieth anniversary, this publication includes information on the antecedents to federal deposit insurance, the creation of the FDIC in 1933-35, and a general history of the FDIC with a focus on the Corporation's insurance coverage and financial operations, its role in handling bank failures, and its function as a bank supervisor and examiner.

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