Provision

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.


Simply Put

Alternation of the appearance of a coin with the intention that it shall pass as coin of a different description has been made an offence under this section. According to the section, whoever performs any operation on any coin resulting into alteration in the appearance of that coin, with the intention that such coin shall pass as a coin of a different description, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to three years, and shall also be liable to pay fine.



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