The Chilean Mother of All Typos

I would not want to be Gregorio Iniguez, the managing director of Chile’s mint. Under his watch (if one could call it that) thousands of 50-peso coins were circulated with a spelling error.

Now, this was not some minor obscure typo. It was not in a section of smaller, secondary text.

This typo was in – wait for it – the name of the country itself.
That’s right – Chile was spelled Chiie.
(Oy. That’s got to hurt.)
Looks like the mint will be looking for a new poof-reader – uh, I mean proof-reader.
The irony is that these coins, which are worth about ten cents each, are now worth much more because they are so rare.
Too bad our documentation doesn’t increase in value the same way.

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