Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chilean Mint Misspells "Chile" on a Coin

If your job is to print legal tender coins for your country, it is a good idea to check the spelling on your work. Of all the things you could spell wrong or misprint; save perhaps the domination, your countries name may just be the worst. Enter a Chilean mint that misspelled "Chile" instead stamping the coin with "Chiie". Apparently no one noticed for over a year.

"The general manager of the Chilean mint has been dismissed after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelt wrongly.

The 50-peso coins - worth about 10 cents (6p) - were issued in 2008, but no-one noticed the mistake until late last year.

Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them.

The coins have since become collectors' items and the mint says it has no plans to take them out of circulation.

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