46 Million Australian $50 Banknotes Are In Circulation With A Typo

Australia’s new $50 banknote is filled with all kinds of innovative security features, such as holographic design elements, but it also has a typo.

According to CNN, the $50 bill, worth about $34.90 (US), debuted in October 2018. It features Edith Cowan, Australia’s first female member of parliament, with her inaugural speech typed out in micro print above her shoulder. The words are hard to read, but if you look closely enough, you can see a word that’s supposed to read responsibility is mistakenly spelled responsibilty. The last “i” is missing.

The misspelled word was printed on 400 million banknotes, 46 million of which are currently in circulation. Australia’s treasury plans to keep the bills in circulation and correct the error when the next batch of $50 banknotes is printed sometime in the next few months. So much for collectibilty… or collectibility!

Image source: https://twitter.com/tictoc

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