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THE LAW OF COUNTERFEIT COIN

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THE LAW OF COUNTERFEIT COIN Rogers v. Isaacson. An action of considerable importance to tradesmen who place in their shops notices that they" Will not be answerable for any change after it is taken from the counter," was trie-4 in the London Sheriff's Court on Wednesday, in which the plaintiff sought to ze- cover 2s. for two counterfeit coins, which she alleged that she had received at the defendant's public-house Plaintiff said that upon a certain day she went into the defendant's tavern, and there changed a half- crown. She received two shillings-or, as she thought,, shillings—and put them in her pocket. Upon her going subsequently to purchase something at a grocer's shop it was discovered that both tke coins were counterfeit. His Honour: What do you say to this, M. Isaacson ? Defendant: I do not believe that I gave her the ooins. His Honour: She swears that you did. Defendant: If she had come to me with one bad shilling a few minutes after she had left my house, I should have given her a good coin, so that I might net have been bothered with the matter, but when she is absent a early two honrs and then briagg me two bad coius I think if I am to be held liable it is a hard cas? upon me. His Honour: You see that she swears she received the money from your house. Had you any other money, Mrs. Rogers? Plaintiff: None at all. Defendant: I have a notice up in my house that ao mistakes in change can be recognised after the money has been taken from the bar. Is not that binding oa the plaintiff ? His Honour: Not under the circumstances detailed. She swears that she received the ooins at your house. I may remark that there is a great deal of counterfeit coin about, and to show that there is nothing very singular about your getting two at one time, I will tell you that it is not very long ago that I obtained change for a sove- reign at a railway station, and with that change I re- ceived two bad half-crowns (laughter). I did not trouble myself about the matter, but put up with the loss. Defendant: Perhaps your Honour did not feel very satisfied as to the position of the law r His Honour Oh! yes, I did but I could not very well trouble myself about it. There can be no doubt about the law in this case, but if you could prove that a person trumped up a claim of this kind against vtn the case would be for another court, where the penalty enforced would necessarily be most severe. I must fifid for the plaintiff with costs. Verdict for the plaintiff.

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