Well…someone’s getting fired.
Everyone’s written a typo every now and again, but we doubt there have been many as costly as this.
The Internet’s just realised there’s a typo on Australia’s brand new, redesigned $50 notes.
In the footpath above the shoulder of Edith Cowan, the text reads ‘It is a great resonsibilty’ (missing the third ‘i’).
Unfortunately for the note makers, some 46 million prints of the new note have been in circulation since October 18, 2018.
The new notes are high-tech – with a tactile strip for the visually impaired, micro-printed quotes and fluorescent dies.
But for all that technology, they couldn’t account for the most dangerous threat of all: human error.