JERSEY LAW 16/1957

LEGAL TENDER (JERSEY) LAW, 1957.

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A LAW to make provision with respect to the extent to which coin shall be legal tender. sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the

24th day of JUNE, 1957.

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(Registered on the 13th day of July, 1957).

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STATES OF JERSEY.

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The 21st day of March, 1957.

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THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law :  -

ARTICLE 1

(1)           In this Law, “coins” means –

(a)     coins issued by Her Majesty’s Royal Mint in England in accordance with the provisions of the Coinage Act, 1870 (33 & 34 Vict., c. 10) or the Coinage Act, 1946 (9 & 10 Geo. 6, c. 74) and which have not been called in by any proclamation made in pursuance of the Coinage Act, 1870 ; and

(b)     coins issued by the States under the authority of an Act of the States sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council.

(2)     References in this Law to any Act of Parliament shall include references to that Act of Parliament as re-enacted in or as amended by or under any subsequent Act of Parliament.

ARTICLE 2

A tender of payment of money, if made in coins, shall be a legal tender :  -

(a)     in the case of gold coins, for a payment of any amount;

(b)     in the case of silver or cupro-nickel coins, for a payment of an amount not exceeding forty shillings but for no greater amount;

(c)     in the case of mixed metal coins of a denominational value of threepence or of one quarter of a shilling, for a payment of an amount not exceeding two shillings but for no greater amount;

(d)     in the case of bronze coins, for a payment of an amount not exceeding one shilling but for no greater amount.

ARTICLE 3

Article 3 of the “Règlement” entitled “Monnaie”, passed by the States on the eighteenth day of September, 1834, and sanctioned by Order of His Majesty in Council of the twenty-fourth day of June, 1835,1 is hereby repealed.

ARTICLE 4

This Law may be cited as the Legal Tender (Jersey) Law, 1957.

To be printed, published and posted.

F. DE L. BOIS,

Greffier of the States.



1        Tome 1, page 198.