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2008 "CHIIE" ERROR - COUNTRY NAME MISPELLED!!! posted by Augustus

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The Mint in Chile misspells the name of their country on the 50P coin in 2008!


A very embarrassing mistake for the Mint in Chile indeed. For a small portion of 2008, the Chilean Mint accidently misspelled the name of their country on the 50 pesos coin. Rather than spelling C-H-I-L-E on the coin, they accidently wrote C-H-I-I-E. The CHIIE error coin is not necessarily rare, but it is almost impossible to acquire in a high grade (Mint State).


The head of the Mint was fired for the mistake. Furthermore, the Chilean Mint undertook aggressive efforts to recover and destroy all the CHIIE coins in circulation, but it was too late, as collectors had already started stashing these coins away.



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