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Version of section 459 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Conveying instruments for coining out of mint

 Every one who, without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which lies on him, knowingly conveys out of any of Her Majesty’s mints in Canada,

  • (a) any machine, engine, tool, instrument, material or thing used or employed in connection with the manufacture of coins,

  • (b) a useful part of anything mentioned in paragraph (a), or

  • (c) coin, bullion, metal or a mixture of metals,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 417

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