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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 485                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 485. Coins or bars

STATUTE

      Whoever falsely makes, forges, or counterfeits any coin or bar in
    resemblance or similitude of any coin of a denomination higher than
    5 cents or any gold or silver bar coined or stamped at any mint or
    assay office of the United States, or in resemblance or similitude
    of any foreign gold or silver coin current in the United States or
    in actual use and circulation as money within the United States; or
      Whoever passes, utters, publishes, sells, possesses, or brings
    into the United States any false, forged, or counterfeit coin or
    bar, knowing the same to be false, forged, or counterfeit, with
    intent to defraud any body politic or corporate, or any person, or
    attempts the commission of any offense described in this paragraph -
      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
    fifteen years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 708; Pub. L. 89-81, title II,
    Sec. 211(a), July 23, 1965, 79 Stat. 257; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 277 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 163, 35 Stat. 1119).
      Reference to persons causing, procuring, aiding or assisting was
    omitted as unnecessary as such persons are made principals by
    section 2 of this title.
      Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
      The provision for imprisonment for 10 years was changed to 15
    years to conform to sections 471 and 472 of this title.
      Changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000".
      1965 - Pub. L. 89-81 struck out "Gold or silver" before "Coins or
    bars" in section catchline, changed the description of the United
    States coins covered in first par. from gold or silver coins to any
    coin of a denomination higher than 5 cents, and made minor
    structural changes in second par.
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