Treason Act 1488

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Long titleAn Acte agaynst counterfeting of forrayne Coyne
Citation4 Hen. 7 c. 18
Other legislation
Repealed byEngland and Wales: Statute Law Revision Act 1863; Ireland: Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872
Status: Repealed

An Acte agaynst counterfeting of forrayne Coyne (4 Hen. 7 c. 18) was an Act of the Parliament of England passed in 1488. It made it high treason to counterfeit coinage from other countries. (It was already treason to counterfeit English coins, under the Treason Act 1351.) It was repealed by the Treason Act 1553,[1] but another Act passed later in the same year recreated the offence.[2]

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  1. ^ 1 Mar. 1 sess. 1 c.1
  2. ^ 1 Mar. 1 sess. 2 c. 6