Coinage Offences Act 1936

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The Coinage Offences Act 1936[1]
Long title An Act to consolidate the provisions of the Coinage Offences Acts, 1861 and 1935, and of the Counterfeit Medal Act, 1883.
Citation 26 Geo 5 & 1 Edw 8 c 16
Territorial extent United Kingdom[2]
Dates
Royal assent 21 May 1936
Commencement 1 August 1936[3]
Status: Repealed

The Coinage Offences Act 1936 (26 Geo 5 & 1 Edw 8 c 16) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which related to coinage offences. It was repealed by section 30 of, and Part II of the Schedule to, the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981.

Mode of trial[edit]

From 1967 to 1971, offences under this Act, other than offences under sections 1(1)(a), 2, 9(1), 9(2) and 10 (which created certain offences in relation to coinage of higher denominations, to coining implements and to removal of coining implements, coin or bullion from the Mint) were triable by courts of quarter sessions other than courts with restricted jurisdiction.[4]

From 1977, offences under sections 4(1), 5(1), 5(2), 5(3), 5(4), 5(6), 7 and 8 were triable either way.[5]

Section 4[edit]

Section 4(1) created an offence of "defacing coins".[6]

Section 4(4) was repealed by Part XIX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973.

Section 5[edit]

Section 5(1) created an offence of "uttering counterfeit coin".[7]

Section 5(2) created an offence of "uttering counterfeit gold or silver coin".[8]

Section 5(3) created an offence of "possession of counterfeit gold or silver coin".[9]

Section 5(4) created an offence of "possession of counterfeit copper coin".[10]

Section 5(6) created an offence of "uttering coins etc as gold or silver coins".[11]

Section 7[edit]

This section created an offence of "importating and exporting counterfeit coin".[12]

Section 8[edit]

This section created an offence of "making, possessing or selling medals resembling gold or silver coin".[13]

Section 12[edit]

The words "penal servitude or" in section 12(1) were repealed by section 83(3) of, Part I of Schedule 10 to, the Criminal Justice Act 1948.

Sections 12(1) and 12(2)(a) were repealed by section 10(2) of, and Part III of Schedule 3 to, the Criminal Law Act 1967.

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References[edit]

  • Halsbury's Statutes. Third Edition. Volume 8. Page 317 et seq.
  • The Public General Acts and the Church Assembly Measures 1935 - 36. Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd for the King's Printer. London. Volume I. Pages 509 to 521.
  • The Law Commission. Criminal Law: Report on Forgery and Counterfeit Currency. Law Com 55. 1973. Paragraphs 78 to 118, at pages 32 to 45.
  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 18(1) of this Act. Due to the repeal of that enactment it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ Law Com 55. Paragraph 78 at pages 32 and 33
  3. ^ The Coinage Offences Act 1936, section 18(3)
  4. ^ The Criminal Law Act 1967, section 8(2) and Schedule 1, List A Division II, paragraph 3. The quarter sessions were abolished by the Courts Act 1971.
  5. ^ For the period from 1977 to 1980, see the Criminal Law Act 1977, section 16(2) and Schedule 3, paragraph 21. For the period from 1980 onwards, see the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, section 17(1) and Schedule 1, paragraph 21. These offences were not mentioned in Schedule 2 to the Criminal Law Act 1977 (which listed offences made triable either way by that Act that were previously triable only on indictment). This amounts to a statement that these offences were hybrid offences prior to the coming into force of section 16 of, and Schedule 3 to, that Act.
  6. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  7. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  8. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  9. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  10. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  11. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  12. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
  13. ^ The names used for this offence are that given in paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Law Act 1977.

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