Secret Seychelles 'sex' banknote realises $520

A 50 rupee Seychelles banknote that features the word "sex" secretly hidden on it has realised £336 ($520) at auction.

The lot starred in an October 15 sale at Duke's in Dorchester.

Seychelles sex banknote
The lot displays a hidden message next to the Queen

The note was printed sometime between 1968 and 1973 during the nation's bid for independence from the UK.

It's believed to have been inserted by a disgruntled employee who wanted to make their own protest against the British government. Another note in the series displays the word "scum".

The sale also featured a cigar half-smoked by Winston Churchill.

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