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Australia's central bank takes 'responsibilty' for typo on A$50 note

Australia's central bank takes 'responsibilty' for typo on A$50 note

A listener to radio broadcaster Triple M sent it a magnified photo of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) new A$50 note highlighting the word "responsibility" misspelt as "responsibilty" three times.

An RBA spokesperson admitted to the mistake and said the spelling would be corrected during the next print run - but those notes won't reach circulation until the end of 2019. "David Unaipon and Edith Cowan were campaigners for social change and we are proud to continue featuring them on the $50 banknote", RBA Gov. Philip Lowe said according to the release.

"And I want to emphasise the necessity which exists for other women being here", Cowan added.

As it happens, the Australian fifty dollar note is the most used banknote in the country and a total of 400 millions of these notes were printed!

The latest $50 note was unveiled in February 2018 and went into circulation in October. Just look at this Australian who found a typo in the minuscule text printed on the nation's brand new and improved AU$50 note.

A bulletin from 2016 said the objective of the new designs was to maintain public confidence in banknotes as a secure method of payment and store of wealth.

Behind Cowan's portrait is an excerpt from her maiden speech to the Western Australian Parliament.

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According to a BBC article, the notes were first released late past year.

The note with the typo will still be honored as valid currency in the country.

At least 46 million Australian bank notes had the word "responsibility" misspelled on them.

It remains unclear if the bank was aware of the issue before it was known to the public.

In that speech text, the word "responsibility" is incorrectly spelled.

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