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The Currency and Bank Notes Act 1928[1] (18 & 19 Geo. V c.13) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom relating to banknotes. Among other things, it makes it a criminal offence to deface a banknote[2] (but not to destroy one).[3]


  1. ^ This short title is given by section 13(1) of the Act (although the website gives the wrong title at the top of its page).
  2. ^ "Section 12". Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Separating pub fact from pub fiction," The Mail on Sunday website, 9 Sept 2006

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