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Indian Penal Code -

248. Altering appearance of coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description.—

    1. Whoever performs on any coin any operation which alters the appearance of that coin, with the intention that the said coin shall pass as a coin of a different description, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.



  1. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for “the Queen’s coin”.
  2. The words “British India” have successively been subs. by the A. O. 1948, the A. O. 1950 and Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Sch., to read as above.
  3. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for “any of the Queen’s coin”.

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