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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 16

Defacing or destroying current coins or current paper money

                   A person shall not, without the consent, in writing, of an authorized person, intentionally deface, disfigure, mutilate or destroy any coin or paper money that is lawfully current in Australia.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 2 years or 50 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--100 penalty units.



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