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Circulation of Counterfeit Money in Germany

Provisions relating to circulation of counterfeit money in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Eight, under the heading “Counterfeiting of Money and Official Stamps,” located in Section 147 Circulation of counterfeit money, which reads: (1) Whosoever brings counterfeit money into circulation other than in cases under section 146 shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to circulation of counterfeit money is current as of 2010

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