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Criminal Code

Version of section 451 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Having clippings, etc.

 Every one who, without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which lies on him, has in his custody or possession

  • (a) gold or silver filings or clippings,

  • (b) gold or silver bullion, or

  • (c) gold or silver in dust, solution or otherwise,

produced or obtained by impairing, diminishing or lightening a current gold or silver coin, knowing that it has been so produced or obtained, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 409
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