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Mint fires boss over coin typo

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Chile’s mint has sacked its managing director after he sent into circulation thousands of coins bearing an incorrect spelling of the country’s name.

The 50-peso coins, worth around 10 U.S. cents each, were issued in 2008 with Chile spelled “Chiie” — an error that was only noticed late last year.

Director Gregorio Iniguez has been fired over a series of issues, including the misspelled coins, which have brought the institution into disrepute,” a mint official told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Yes, if you can find any hang onto them. Screwups like this always appreciate better than the real deal.

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Written by Ed Campbell

February 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Business, Politics, Technology

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