The Country’s Pay’s So Bad…

…that they misspelled the name of the Country on the Peso

The general manager of the Chilean mint has been dismissed after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelt wrongly.

The 50-peso coins – worth about 10 cents (6p) – were issued in 2008, but no-one noticed the mistake until late last year.

Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them.

If someone in Kyrgyzstan made this mistake would anyone ever know?

9 Responses to “The Country’s Pay’s So Bad…”

  1. Skyler says:

    But they have good wine!

  2. Cullen says:

    Y’all still snowed in?

  3. Syd B. says:

    Off topic, but I opened a bottle of 2001 Dominus last night to celebrate, um, Thursday. It is one of my favorite California wines. I have three bottles left and I think I’ll age them just a wee bit more.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Syd, that sounds heavenly! I always wished I had bought a few bottles of Rubicon when they had printed the Surgeon General’s Warning in Latin on the label…

    9 years old and the tannins are still a bit strong, eh?

    I’ll open a nice shiraz tonight…

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    Some pretty good fruit and vegetables from there, too. The blueberries might need a rinse, but so what?

    Then again, this is a country named after gaseous Mexican food…

  6. Teresa says:

    Does “Kyrgyzstan” even fit on a coin?

  7. JeffS says:

    C-H-I-I-E sounds like someone trying to cheat during a Scrabble game.

  8. nightfly says:

    It’s been known to happen. Check out the poor kid in the first row. (PS – not a photoshop either, that actually happened.)

    It’s not the first time, either. As the columnist notes, one of the most famed was Joe Carter, who for a day was sent to “Torotno” by an inattentive equipment guy.

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