Australia’s A$50 note carries a blunder, took 7 months to detect it

Canberra, May 9 : Australia’s latest A$50 note comes with a big blunder and more so it took seven months for the public to notice it.The yellow and green note, which is worth around US$35, came into circulation last October.The currency bills has multiple security features including microprint of a speech by Edith Cowan, the first female member of an Australian parliament.

The embarrassing typographical error on the A$50 banknotes was detected after six months after they came into circulation. The yellow and green note is worth around US$35.The blunder was overlooked by the country’s central bank before they were printed and circulated.Moreover,around 46 million of the new notes are in use across the country.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) spelled “responsibility” as “responsibilty” in the text of Cowan’s 1921 maiden speech on millions of the new yellow notes.

The RBA confirmed the typo on Thursday and said the error would be fixed in future print runs.

The background of Ms Cowan’s portrait is in fact rows of text – a quotation from her first speech to parliament.

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