Australia Makes Typo on $50 Note, Prints It 46 Million Times


Forty six million of Australia’s new $50 notes have been printed with a typo, the Reserve Bank has confirmed.

The “new and improved” $50 banknote was rolled out in October last year, with a host of new technologies designed to improve accessibility and prevent counterfeiting. But the yellow note also contains a typo that misspells the word “responsibility”.

The note features the Indigenous writer and inventor David Unaipon on one side, and Edith Cowan, Australia’s first female member of parliament, on the other – as it has since 1995. The small error occurred on Cowan’s side, in the text of her speech.

“It is a great responsibilty [sic] to be the only woman here, and I want to emphasise the necessity which exists for other women being here,” it says.

Read more at The Guardian.





  1. who cares? If 46 million were printed, it’s not even collectible. Could maybe be used as an eyesight test: “is this banknote spelled right or wrong?”


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