Coinage Act, 1926

Prohibition of other coins or tokens.

4.—(1) Save and except coins issued by the Minister under and in accordance with this Act, no piece of silver, nickel, copper, or bronze, or of any other metal or mixed metal of any value whatsoever shall be made or issued in Saorstát Eireann as a coin or a token for money or as purporting that the holder thereof is entitled to demand any value denoted thereon.

(2) Every person who shall make or issue any piece of metal or of mixed metal in contravention of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanour and shall be liable on conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.