Mishaps at the mint: When money printing goes wrong
A silver 2p coin that was accidentally made using the wrong metal is set to sell for £1,000 at auction. But currency mistakes seem to be 10 a penny, as these cases illustrate...


An unintentionally saucy 50 rupee note issued in 1968 depicts the Queen flanked by a ship and two palm trees.

Unfortunately, the leaves of the palm trees can be seen to spell the word ‘sex’ in a vertical line.

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