Around 400 million new notes were printed — and 46 million of them are in circulation, according to the central bank the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The total value of the notes in circulation is around $2.3 billion (US$1.6 billion).
Somebody with an eagle eye observed the typo. The word “responsibility” is missing an “i”.
“Spelling would be corrected for the next print run around the middle of this year,” said the RBA. It also said that it became aware of the issue last December.
“These banknotes are legal tender and can continue to be used as normal. It does not affect their validity and functionality in any way,” a spokeswoman said in a statement to CNN. “We have reviewed our processes to remove the likelihood of such an error occurring in the future.”
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