Red faces in Australia’s Reserve Bank today.
There’s a spelling mistake on the new $50 note
The story came from the Hot Breakfast’s Hot Tips, with an anonymous caller letting us know about the microscopic stuff up. The miniature text is part of a speech by Edith Cowan — who features on the note itself — and reads: “I stand here today in the unique position of being the first woman in an Australian parliament. It is a great responsibilty.”
According to The Guardian, 46,000,000 of these $50 notes have been printed, totalling $2,300,000,000. That’s quite a costly mistake. Here are a few more.
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