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The Irresponsible Spelling Mistake On The New $50 Note

Is there a typo on the new $50 bill? You can bet your bottom dollar there is.

An extremely eagle-eyed Australian has managed to notice one of the biggest typos in the country written in the smallest print.

A listener of Triple M's Hot Breakfast morning show called in to point out that on the new $50 bill, which was put into circulation in October last year, has the word 'responsibility' spelled wrong.

It appears in an excerpt from a speech by Edith Cowan, who appears on the note, located to the left of her portrait.

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You would be forgiven for mistaking the text as shading, given just how tiny the words are.

The word is spelled "responsibilty" a total of three times by 10 daily's count, missing the third "i".

You can check for yourself if there's a magnifying glass handy.

The Reserve Bank Of Australia is aware of the mistake.

"The spelling will be corrected at the next print run," a spokesperson said in a statement.

So, if you happen to have a fresh fifty in your wallet right now, hold on to it -- it's a collector's item now. But who is to be held responsible?