Major Typo on Australian Currency Corrected… After Six Months!

Major Typo on Australian Currency Corrected… After Six Months!

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Everyone makes small mistakes on occasion. Sometimes, that occasion comes millions of times in a row. It took six months for someone to spot the error: the word RESPONSIBILTY, which we assume was someone’s responsibilty to correct. Oops. While the Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed that they will correct the error in future print runs, they have also confirmed that the error exists and is, by this point, incredibly widespread. Now, 46 million of these $50 bills are floating around Australia—that’s $2.3 billion. Given that the bill is still valid currency, it’s likely they’ll stay that way. Whoever’s job it …