§ 470 Counterfeit acts committed outside the United States
§ 471 Obligations or securities of United States
§ 472 Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities
§ 473 Dealing in counterfeit obligations or securities
§ 474 Plates, stones, or analog, digital, or electronic images for counterfeiting obligations or securities
§ 474A Deterrents to counterfeiting of obligations and securities
§ 475 Imitating obligations or securities; advertisements
§ 476 Taking impressions of tools used for obligations or securities
§ 477 Possessing or selling impressions of tools used for obligations or securities
§ 478 Foreign obligations or securities
§ 479 Uttering counterfeit foreign obligations or securities
§ 480 Possessing counterfeit foreign obligations or securities
§ 481 Plates, stones, or analog, digital, or electronic images for counterfeiting foreign obligations or securities
§ 482 Foreign bank notes
§ 483 Uttering counterfeit foreign bank notes
§ 484 Connecting parts of different notes
§ 485 Coins or bars
§ 486 Uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal
§ 487 Making or possessing counterfeit dies for coins
§ 488 Making or possessing counterfeit dies for foreign coins
§ 489 Making or possessing likeness of coins
§ 490 Minor coins
§ 491 Tokens or paper used as money
§ 492 Forfeiture of counterfeit paraphernalia
§ 493 Bonds and obligations of certain lending agencies
§ 494 Contractors’ bonds, bids, and public records
§ 495 Contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney
§ 496 Customs matters
§ 497 Letters patent
§ 498 Military or naval discharge certificates
§ 499 Military, naval, or official passes
§ 500 Money orders
§ 501 Postage stamps, postage meter stamps, and postal cards
§ 502 Postage and revenue stamps of foreign governments
§ 503 Postmarking stamps
§ 504 Printing and filming of United States and foreign obligations and securities
§ 505 Seals of courts; signatures of judges or court officers
§ 506 Seals of departments or agencies
§ 507 Ship’s papers
§ 508 Transportation requests of Government
§ 509 Possessing and making plates or stones for Government transportation requests
§ 510 Forging endorsements on Treasury checks or bonds or securities of the United States
§ 511 Altering or removing motor vehicle identification numbers
§ 511A Unauthorized application of theft prevention decal or device
§ 512 Forfeiture of certain motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts
§ 513 Securities of the States and private entities
§ 514 Fictitious obligations

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 18 > Part I > Chapter 25

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • agency: includes any department, independent establishment, commission, administration, authority, board or bureau of the United States or any corporation in which the United States has a proprietary interest, unless the context shows that such term was intended to be used in a more limited sense. See
  • association: when used in reference to a corporation, shall be deemed to embrace the words "successors and assigns of such company or association" in like manner as if these last-named words, or words of similar import, were expressed. See
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: means one of the executive departments enumerated in section 1 of Title 5, unless the context shows that such term was intended to describe the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the government. See
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • foreign commerce: as used in this title , includes commerce with a foreign country. See
  • foreign government: as used in this title except in sections 112, 878, 970, 1116, and 1201, includes any government, faction, or body of insurgents within a country with which the United States is at peace, irrespective of recognition by the United States. See
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • officer: includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office. See
  • organization: means a person other than an individual. See
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Postal Service: means the United States Postal Service established under title 39, and every officer and employee of that Service, whether or not such officer or employee has taken the oath of office. See
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • subscription: includes a mark when the person making the same intended it as such. See
  • United States: as used in this title in a territorial sense, includes all places and waters, continental or insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, except the Canal Zone. See
  • vehicle: includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. See
  • vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See
  • whoever: include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals. See
  • writing: includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise. See