General Manager of the Chilean Mint Spells ‘Chile’ Wrong

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 February, 2010 | permalink

The general manager of the Chilean mint has been fired after he misspelt ‘Chile’ and issued thousands of coins with a howling error.

On the 2008 batch of 50 peso coins, the country’s name was misspelt. Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them, but worse of all, no one noticed the spelling mistake until late 2009.

The coins have since become collectors’ items in the hope they will rise in value and the mint says it has no plans to take them out of circulation.

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