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by Randy Cassingham

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A Penny for Your Thoughts
The government of Chile has decided not to recall a 50-peso (US$0.10) coin with an embarrassing error stamped in it: it identifies the country as “CHIIE”. The general manager of the Chilean mint, and several of his employees, have been fired over the blunder. The lack of a recall is probably because coins were in circulation for more than a year before anyone noticed. (BBC) ...That, and the government has found a lot of collectors willing to pay 10,000 times their value on eBay.
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