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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 15

Possessing filings, clippings etc.

             (1)  A person shall not have in his or her possession any material that, to his or her knowledge, was obtained by dealing with genuine coin in such a manner as to diminish its weight, whether that material consists of filings, clippings, dust, bullion or diminished coin, is in solution or is in any other form.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 5 years or 100 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--200 penalty units.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).



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