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04/19/2016 02:56 pm ET

You've Never Seen Queen Elizabeth So Close To Sex

Dirty money.
Pro-independence printers were believed to be behind the naughty palm-frond spelling. 
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Pro-independence printers were believed to be behind the naughty palm-frond spelling. 

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."

The bill is expected to fetch up to $432 at auction.
Moore Allen & Innocent
The bill is expected to fetch up to $432 at auction.

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.

Moore Allen & Innocent

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