Counterfeit Currency Order, 1974
Act 31 of 1974
- Assented to on 10 October 1974
- Commenced on 18 October 1974
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis King’s Order-in-Council may be cited as The Counterfeit Currency Order, 1974.
2. InterpretationIn this Order, unless the Context otherwise requires—“bank notes” means any bill, draft or other paper issued by any institution lawfully entitled in any country to issue it and which circulates and is lawfully accepted as money within such country;“Central Bank” means the Central Bank of Swaziland established by the Central Bank of Swaziland Order No. 6 of 1974;“coin” means any coin which is legal tender in Swaziland or any other country;“counterfeit coin” includes a coin prepared or altered so as to resemble or pass for coin of a higher denomination or a coin which is legal tender in another country;“note” means any paper money which is legal tender in Swaziland or any other country and includes a bank note.
3. Offences relating to coin and notes
4. Onus of proofIn any prosecution for a contravention of section 3(1) (d), (j) or (l), the onus of proving that any person had lawful authority or excuse for being in possession of or doing anything referred to therein, shall be on the accused.
5. ConfiscationIf any forged or altered note or counterfeit or defaced coin or any tool, instrument or machine intended or adapted for making any such forged or altered note or counterfeit coin, or any medal or piece of metal referred to in section 3(1)(f), (g) or (k) or section 3(1)(j) is lawfully seized under a warrant, it shall be delivered to the Central Bank by order of the court before which the offender is tried, or if there be no trial, by order of a Justice of the Peace, for disposal by the Central Bank in such manner as may be prescribed by regulation.
6. RepealThe Counterfeit Currency Act No. 34 of 1937 and section 269 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act No. 67 of 1938 are hereby repealed.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
18 October 1974
10 October 1974