Red faces over spelling error in A$50 note

World | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 10 May 2019

Red-faced bank bosses in Australia admitted an embarrassing error, revealing their state-of-the-art A$50 note has a typo.

The yellow and green note, which is worth about HK$274, came into circulation last October. It has multiple security features - including microprint of a speech by Australia's first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan.

But the technology did not include a spellchecker. It took seven months for the public to notice "responsibility" was repeatedly misspelled in the text of Cowan's 1921 maiden speech.

The script is barely legible to the naked eye, but there are no plans to pull the notes from circulation.

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