God save the queen -- from cheeky money minters.
A rare banknote with the word "sex" spelled out by palm fronds next to Queen Elizabeth is going up for auction.
The Seychelles printed the 50-rupee bill note between 1968 and 1973, auction house Moore Allen & Innocent said in a news release.
And some believe it wasn't an accident.
"The message is clearly there," auctioneer Philip Allwood said. "It’s too precise to be a coincidence."
According to the auction house, the note, issued when the Seychelles was seeking independence from Great Britain, was perhaps the handiwork of pro-independence printers.
Its face value is around $3.60 but is expected to fetch between $288 and $432 when it goes on the block in a collection of other bills Friday, according to the lot description.