Banknote blunders: incidents and mistakes on paper money

4 9156 June, 13:57 / Source: ejeweek.ru
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On the coins and banknotes there are mistakes, or blunders, as they are now called. The circulation with a typo, unnecessary or missing elements of the drawing. As they say, the notorious human factor. After all, people who are mistaken are working on design.

And although each issue should be checked and approved in various instances, often errors are detected only after the circulation has come into circulation. So, let's look at all on specific examples.
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In 2000, the Bank of England issued a 10-pound banknote, timed to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. It depicted the author of the theory of evolution, the ship "Beagle" and the hummingbird. The website of the Bank of England reported that the image of the bird "is based on a species typical of the Galapagos Islands." But according to Professor of Genetics University College London Steve Jones, "the Galapagos Islands there are no hummingbirds".
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Very often people notice what the artist did not even try to portray. Fantasy for many is simply limitless. On a banknote 1 ruble 1918 of the Russian-Asian Bank of Harbin from the wheels of the engine goes smoke. And in this smoke, many people see the head. According to one of the versions, it shows the head of the railway chief. On the other - the head of the bride of the artist, who died under the wheels of the train.
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A similar situation with a $ 5 note issued in 1954 by the Central Bank of Canada. On the front part of this note were placed a portrait of Elizabeth II. But soon there were a lot of indignations and complaints from Canadians and on such banknotes I had to change the portrait of the queen. The fact is that many Canadians saw that the queen has in her hair ... the face of the devil!
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In 2005, in Belorussia, a banknote with a nominal value of 100,000 rubles was put into circulation. But only after 7 years, one of the radio listeners reported that the Radziwill Castle, instead of the famous family eagles, depicted Orthodox crosses, and there were no Orthodox crosses among the Radziwills. The image on the banknote is a drawing of Napoleon the Horde, and on it eagles are depicted.
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In 2013, a memorable banknote with a face value of 1,000 KZT, dedicated to the monument of the Turkic script "Kүltegin", was issued in Kazakhstan. The denomination is made in yellow-brown tones. On the front side there is a fragment of the sculpture of Kul-Tegin, a monument "Kazakh Eli" and flying pigeons. A year later, Turkologist, doctor of historical sciences Talgat Zhumaganbetov said that the stone head depicted on the banknote does not belong to the military figure of the Second Turkic Kaganate Kul-tegin. He said that "this subject is studied in Japan, the US, Europe. We will be laughed at, because this is our history".

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