Photo Credit: Reserve Bank of Australia
As part of my job, I send out communications to travelers all the time. Most of our communications are proofed by four or five people, more if the client actually reads the copy. Every now and then we find a typo after something has gone to print and we tend to say the same thing “How can so many people look at something and not see the error?”
Well now the Reserve Bank of Australia is asking this same thing. Their new £50 note with Edith Cohen (first woman member of the Australian parliament) has a typo. In teeny tiny letters, as part of the background, the note says repeatedly “It is a great responsibilty to be the only woman here and I want to emphasize the necessity which exists for other women being here.” Missing an “I” in the word responsibility. 46 MILLION of these notes are now in use around the country. Wow – when I mess up, it usually only has an impact on 100 folks or so.
Australia says they won’t recall the notes but will correct the mistake when they print the next batch of £50 notes. This makes me wonder if folks will hang onto the notes as a curiosity that won’t be repeated, like that rare Beanie Baby or Geordi Laforge action figure without a visor.
Do you collect anything?