Bank to carry on selling coin, despite misprint

The Central Bank of Ireland says it will keep selling a specially-minted coin which commemorates author James Joyce, despite misquoting his masterpiece. Officials have offered refunds to anyone who bought the 10 euro coin if they are not happy that a line from episode three of Ulysses is wrong.

Limited addition James Joyce collector coin Credit: PA Wire

The mistake can be seen in the depiction of Joyce's stream of consciousness, with the coin featuring a portrait of the author's face and a quotation - albeit with an extra word - flowing from the mind. Ten thousand of the coins went on sale for 46 euros each. The bank is blaming human error.

Joyce's words on the coin should have read: "Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read." The coin included the word "that" in the second sentence, which the bank said was a genuine mistake.

The mistake appears in the second sentence Credit: PA Wire