Counterfeit gold coins

August 15, 2013

  • 103 Counterfeiting
  • 103k11 k. Possession of Counterfeits.

103 CounterfeitingFact that gold coins may no longer be minted, circulated, or recoined nor used to pay any obligation does not preclude them from qualifying as “coins” for purposes of statute prohibiting possession of counterfeit coins; that statute does not require that the coins be current legal tender.
U.S. v. Yeatts, 639 F. 2d 1186 (5th Cir. 1981)