2010 Illinois Code
CHAPTER 720 CRIMINAL OFFENSES
720 ILCS 290/ Deceptive Sale of Gold and Silver Act.

    (720 ILCS 290/1) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 157.16)
    Sec. 1. Whoever makes for sale, or sells, or offers to sell or dispose of, or has in his or her possession with intent to sell or dispose of, any article or articles construed in whole or in part, of gold or any alloy or imitation thereof, having thereon or on any box, package, cover, wrapper or other thing enclosing or encasing such article or articles for sale, any stamp, brand, engraving, printed label, trade mark, imprint or other mark, indicating or designed, or intended to indicate, that the gold, alloy or imitation thereof, in such article or articles, is different from or better than the actual kind and quality of such gold, alloy or imitation, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 nor more than $100.
(Source: P.A. 77‑2250.)

    (720 ILCS 290/1a) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 157.16a)
    Sec. 1a. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Deceptive Sale of Gold and Silver Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (720 ILCS 290/2) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 157.17)
    Sec. 2. Whoever makes for sale, sells or offers to sell or dispose of or has in his or her possession, with intent to sell or dispose of, any article or articles constructed in whole or in part of silver or any alloy or imitation thereof, having thereon‑‑or on any box, package, cover, wrapper or other thing enclosing or encasing such article or articles for sale‑‑any stamp, brand, engraving, printed label, trademark, imprint or other mark, containing the words "sterling" or "sterling silver," referring, or designed or intended to refer, to the silver, alloy or imitation thereof in such article or articles, when such silver, alloy or imitation thereof shall contain less than nine hundred and twenty‑five one‑thousandths thereof of pure silver, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 nor more than $100.
(Source: P.A. 77‑2250.)

    (720 ILCS 290/3) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 157.18)
    Sec. 3. Whoever makes for sale, sells or offers to sell or dispose of or has in his or her possession, with intent to sell or dispose of, any article or articles constructed in whole or in part of silver or any alloy or imitation thereof, having thereon‑‑or on any box, package, cover, wrapper or other thing enclosing or encasing such article or articles for sale‑‑any stamp, brand, engraving, printed label, trademark, imprint, or other mark, containing the words "coin" or "coin silver," referring to or designed or intended to refer to, the silver, alloy or imitation thereof, in such article or articles, when such silver, alloy or imitation shall contain less than nine‑tenths thereof pure silver, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 and not more than $100.
(Source: P. A. 77‑2250.)

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