Section 246 in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of coin

Description: Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly per­forms on any coin any operation which diminishes the weight or alters the composition of that coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation. —A person who scoops out part of the coin and puts anything else into the cavity alters the composition of that coin.

Title: Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin

Description: Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly performs on 1[any Indian coin] any operation which diminishes the weight or alters the composition of that coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Title: Altering appearance of coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

Description: Whoever performs on any coin any operation which alters the appearance of that coin, with the intention that the said coin shall pass as a coin of a different description, shall be punished with imprisonment of either de­scription for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine

Title: Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description

Description: Whoever performs on 1[any Indian coin] any operation which alters the appearance of that coin, with the intention that the said coin shall pass as a coin of a different description, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Title: Delivery of coin possessed with knowledge that it is altered

Description: Whoever, having coin in his possession with respect to which the offence defined in section 246 or 248 has been commit­ted, and having known at the time when he became possessed of such coin that such offence had been committed with respect to it, fraudulently or with intent that fraud may be committed, delivers such coin to any other person, or attempts to induce any other person to receive the same, shall be punished with impris­onment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.

CHAPTER 12 OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS