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32 1950



Preliminary and General.

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Coinage Act, 1950.


2. —This Act shall come into operation on such day as may be fixed for that purpose by order of the Minister.


3. —In this Act—

the expression “the Act of 1926” means the Coinage Act, 1926 (No. 14 of 1926);

the expression “the Act of 1927” means the Currency Act, 1927 (No. 32 of 1927);

the expression “the Act of 1942” means the Central Bank Act, 1942 (No. 22 of 1942);

the expression “the Central Bank” means the Central Bank of Ireland;

Coins issued under the repealed enactments.

references to coins issued under the repealed enactments shall be construed as references to coins issued under the Act of 1926 or that Act as amended by the Emergency Powers (No. 140) Order, 1942 (S.R. & O., No. 6 of 1942), or by sections 58 and 60 of the Act of 1942;


the word “cupro-nickel,” in relation to a coin, means a coin made of a mixture of copper and nickel;


the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Finance.


4. —The enactments mentioned in column (2) of the First Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in column (3) thereof.