Chile mint boss pays the price of coin spelling howler
Looks like a lucrative way to raise government funds through eBay … Just mint rare coins to order.
… 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.
via BBC News – Chile mint boss pays the price of coin spelling howler.