Stupid spelling mistake on Chile’s currency (Lauren Mast)’s-currency/

Some employees of the Chilean mint have been sacked of a spelling mistake on the 50 peso coin, the mint’s general manager and several other employees were fired because the coins which had gone into circulation had the countries name as CHIIE instead of CHILE. The blunder which took over a year to spot became an embarrassment for the Chilean mint because no one noticed the error before the coin went into circulation.

However, the mint said they had no plans to take the coins out of circulation, and they have rapidly become collector’s items in the country. Pedro Urúa the mint’s head franker denied allegations that the spelling error had been a deliberate move and said “I have been accused of having written the word “Chiie’ deliberately, but it was an error spotted by neither myself nor the entire chain of people who saw and approved it afterwards”.


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