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another act passed in the same ninth Parliament, intituled
“ Anentis the Hamebringing of False Cuinzie, and using of
“ the samin within this Realm, and als anentis Forgers and
“ Markers thereof within the samin;" and an act of the Par-

liament of Scotland, passed in the first Parliament of King 1 Parl. Jac. 6. James the Sixth of Scotland, intituled “ Anent Cunzie ;" and

another act of the Parliament of Scotland, passed in the same 1 Parl. Jac. 6. first Parliament, intituled “ Anent fals Cunzie;" and an act

of the Parliament of Scotland, made in the first Parliament of 1 Parl. W, (S.) King William the Third, intituled “ Act against false coining

“ and clipping of Money;" and the following acts and parts of Irish Acts re- acts passed in the Parliament of Ireland ; that is to say, an

act passed in the third year of the reign of King Edward the 3 Edw. 4, c. 3. Fourth, intituled “ An Act against Clipped Money;" and an

act passed in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of Queen 28 Eliz. c. 6. Elizabeth, intituled “ An Act against forging and counterfeit

ing of Foreign Coin ;” and an act passed in the eighth year of 8 Anne, c.6. the reign of Queen Anne, intituled “ An Act for the better

“ preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this

“ Kingdom ;" and so much of an act passed in the fourth 4 G. 1, c. 9, s.5. year of the reign of George the First, intituled “ An Act for

“ continuing, reviving, and amending several Statutes made in " this Kingdom heretofore temporary," as relates to the said last-mentioned act of Queen Anne; and an act passed in the

twenty-third and twenty-fourth years of the reign of King 23 & 24 G. 3, George the Third, intituled “ An Act for more effectually c. 50.

“ preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin of this “ Kingdom, and the uttering or paying of false or counterfeit

“ Coin ;" and an act passed in the twenty-sixth year of the 26 G. 3, c. 39. same reign, intituled “ An Act to prevent the practice of frau

“ dulently buying and selling of light Coin in this Kingdom;" shall be and continue in force until and throughout the last day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and shall from and after that day be repealed, except so far as any of the said acts may repeal the whole or any part of any other acts, or may be in force in any part of his Majesty's dominions out of the United Kingdom, and except as to offences and other matters committed or done before or upon the said last day of April, which shall

be dealt with and punished as if this act had not been passed : Offences com. Provided always, that if any person shall, after the committed previous mencement of this act, be convicted of any offence against to the repeal any of the said acts committed before or upon the said last may be tried day of April, and such offence shall have been punishable under the old acts after the

with death by virtue of any of the said acts, in every such repeal ; but the case the person convicted of such offence shall not suffer the punishment not punishment of death, but shall in lieu thereof be liable, at the to be capital. discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for

life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour, for any term not exceeding four years.

on for life.

II. And be it enacted, that this act shall commence and Commencement take effect on the first day of May in the year of our Lord of this act. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

III. And be it enacted, that if any person shall falsely Counterseiting make or counterfeit any coin resembling, or apparently in- the gold or silver tended to resemble or pass for, any of the King's current coin ; transporgold or silver coin, every such offender shall, in England and to Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years; and every such offence shall be deemed to be complete although the coin Offence when so made or counterfeited shall not be in a fit state to be deemed comuttered, or the counterfeiting thereof shall not be finished or plete. perfected.

IV. And be it enacted, that if any person shall gild or Colouring counsilver, or shall, with any wash or materials capable of pro- terleit coin or ducing the colour of gold or of silver, wash, colour, or case

O case metal with inover, any coin whatsoever resembling or apparently intended tent to make to resemble or pass for any of the King's current gold or sil- them pass for ver coin ; or if any person shall gild or silver, or shall, with gold or silver any wash or materials capable of producing the colour of gold coin. or of silver, wash, colour, or case over, any piece of silver or copper, or of coarse gold or coarse silver, or of any metal or mixture of metals respectively, being of a fit size and figure to be coined, and with intent that the same shall be coined, into false and counterfeit coin resembling or apparently intended to resemble or pass for any of the King's current gold or silver coin ; or if any person shall gild, or shall, with Colouring or any wash or materials capable of producing the colour of gold, altering genuine wash, colour, or case over, any of the King's current silver coin, with

to make it pass coin, or file or in any manner alter such coin, with intent to your make the same resemble or pass for any of the King's current coin ; transporgold coin; or if any person shall gild or silver, or shall, with tation for life, any wash or materials capable of producing the colour of gold &c. or of silver, wash, colour, or case over, any of the King's current copper coin, or file or in any manner alter such coin, with intent to make the same resemble or pass for any of the King's current gold or silver coin; every such offender shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years.

V. And be it enacted, that if any person shall impair, di- Imp minish, or lighten any of the King's current gold or silver gold or silver coin, with intent to make the coin so impaired, diminished, or coin,with intent, lightened pass for the King's current gold or silver coin, every &c.; transpor

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tation for 14 such offender shall, in England or Ireland, be guilty of felony, years, &c. and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being con

victed thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for any term not exceeding fourteen years nor less than seven years, or to be imprisoned

for any term not exceeding three years. Baying or sell. VI. And be it enacted, that if any person shall buy, sell, ing, &c. coun- receive, pay, or put off, or offer to buy, sell, receive, pay, or terfeit gold or silver coin for pur

put off, any false or counterfeit coin resembling, or apparently lower value than intended to resemble or pass for, any of the King's current its denomina- gold or silver coin, at or for a lower rate or value than the tion; importing same by its denomination imports or was coined or countercounterfeit coin feited for ; or if any person shall import into the United from beyond seas; transporta. Ainga

sta. Kingdom from beyond the seas any false or counterfeit coin tion for life, &c. resembling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for,

any of the King's current gold or silver coin, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit; every such offender shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven

years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years. Uttering coun. VII. And be it enacted, that if any person shall tender, terfeit gold or utter, or put off any false or counterfeit coin resembling, or silver coin; im- apparently intended to resemble or pass for, any of the King's prisonment.

current gold or silver coin, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, every such offender shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in Scotland of a crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be imprisoned

for any term not exceeding one year; and if any person shall Uttering, accom. tender, utter, or put off any false or counterfeit coin resempanied by pos. bling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for, any of session of other the King's current gold or silver coin, knowing the same to counterfeit coin, be false or counterfeit, and such person shall, at the time of or followed by a second uttering; S

- such tendering, uttering, or putting off, have in his possesimprisonment.' sion, besides the false or counterfeit coin so tendered, uttered,

or put off, one or more piece or pieces of false or counterfeit coin resembling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for, any of the King's current gold or silver coin, or shall, either on the day of such tendering, uttering, or putting off, or within the space of ten days then next ensuing, tender, utter, or put off any more or other false or counterfeit coin, resembling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for, any of the King's current gold or silver coin, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, every such offender shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in Scotland of a crime and offence, and, being convicted

thereof, shall be imprisoned for any term not exceeding Every second two years, ; and if any person who shall have been conoffence of utter- victed of any of the misdemeanors, or crimes and offences,

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hereinbefore mentioned, shall afterwards commit any of the ing, after a pre. said misdemeanors, or crimes and offences, such person shall, vious conviction

shall be felony; in England and Ireland, be deemed guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted for life, &c. thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years.

VIII. And be it enacted, that if any person shall have in Having three or his custody or possession three or more pieces of false or more pieces of counterfeit coin resembling, or apparently intended to resem- coun

or silver coin in ble or pass for, any of the King's current gold or silver coin, possession, &c. knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, and with intent with intent,&c.; to utter or put off the same, every such offender shall, in imprisonment. England and Ireland, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in Scotland of a crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding three years; and if any person so Second offence, convicted shall afterwards commit the like misdemeanor, or felony and crime and offence, such person shall, in England and Ire- transportation. land, be deemed guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years.

IX. And be it enacted, that where any person shall have What shall be been convicted of any offence against this act shall afterwards sufficient evi. be indicted for any offence against this act committed subse- dence of a conquent to such conviction, a copy of the previous indictment viction for a pre

vious offence and conviction, purporting to be signed and certified as a true

against this act. copy by the clerk of the court or other officer having the custody of records of the court where the offender was first convicted, or by the deputy of such clerk or officer, shall, upon proof of the identity of the person of the offender, be sufficient evidence of the previous indictment and conviction, without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed and certified the same ; and for every such copy a fee of six shillings and eight-pence, and no more, shall be demanded or taken ; and if any such clerk, officer, or deputy shall certify or utter as true any false copy of any indictment or conviction for any offence against this act, knowing the same to be false, or if any person other than such clerk, officer, or deputy, shall sign or certify any copy of any such indictment or conviction, as such clerk, officer, or deputy, or shall utter any copy thereof with a false or counterfeit signature thereto, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, every such offender shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the

discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for any term not exceeding fourteen years nor less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two

years. Making, mend.X. And be it enacted, that if any person shall knowingly, ing, or having

and without lawful authority (the proof of which authority possession of

shall lie on the party accused), make or mend, or begin or ary coining tools, felony;

proceed to make or mend, or buy or sell, or shall, knowingly transportation and without lawful excuse (the proof of which excuse shall for life, &e.

lie on the party accused), have in his custody or possession, any puncheon, counter-puncheon, matrix, stamp, die, pattern, or mould in or upon which there shall be made or impressed, or which will make or impress, or which shall be intended to make or impress, the figure, stamp, or apparent resemblance of both or either of the sides of any of the King's current gold or silver coin, or any part or parts of both or either of such sides ; or if any person shall, without lawful authority (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), make or mend, or begin or proceed to make or mend, or buy or sell, or shall, without lawful excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), have in his custody or possession, any edger, edging-tool, collar, instrument, or engine adapted and intended for the marking of coin round the edges with letters, grainings, or other marks or figures, apparently resembling those on the edges of any of the King's current gold or silver coin, such person, knowing the same to be so adapted and intended as aforesaid ; or if any person shall, without lawful authority, to be proved as aforesaid, make or mend, or begin or proceed to make or mend, or buy or sell, or shall, without lawful excuse, to be proved as aforesaid, have in his custody or possession any press for coinage, or any cutting engine for cutting by force of a screw, or of any other contrivance, round blanks out of gold, silver, or other metal, such person, knowing such press to be a press for coinage, or knowing such engine to have been used, or to be intended to be used, for or in order to the counterfeiting of any of the King's current gold or silver coin ; every such offender shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life, or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not

exceeding four years. Conveying tools XI. And be it enacted, that if any person shall, without or monies out of lawful authority (the proof whereof shall lie upon the party the mint with accused), knowingly convey out of any of his Majesty's mints out authority, felony; transpor- any p

any puncheon, counter-puncheon, matrix, stamp, die, pattern, tation for life,mould, edger, edging tool, collar, instrument, press, or engine, &c.

used or employed in or about the coining of coin, or any useful part of any of the several matters aforesaid, or any coin,

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