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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 475                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 25 - COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY

HEAD

    Sec. 475. Imitating obligations or securities; advertisements

STATUTE

      Whoever designs, engraves, prints, makes, or executes, or utters,
    issues, distributes, circulates, or uses any business or
    professional card, notice, placard, circular, handbill, or
    advertisement in the likeness or similitude of any obligation or
    security of the United States issued under or authorized by any Act
    of Congress or writes, prints, or otherwise impresses upon or
    attaches to any such instrument, obligation, or security, or any
    coin of the United States, any business or professional card,
    notice, or advertisement, or any notice or advertisement whatever,
    shall be fined under this title. Nothing in this section applies to
    evidence of postage payment approved by the United States Postal
    Service.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 706; July 16, 1951, ch. 226, Sec.
    2, 65 Stat. 122; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(G),
    Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 109-162, title XI, Sec.
    1192, Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3129.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 292 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 177, 35 Stat. 1122).
      Enumeration of obligations of the United States was omitted in
    view of definition in section 8 of this title.
      Changes in phraseology were also made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2006 - Pub. L. 109-162 inserted at end "Nothing in this section
    applies to evidence of postage payment approved by the United
    States Postal Service."
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $500".
      1951 - Act July 16, 1951, prohibited use of notices or
    advertising prints or labels on United States coins.
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