- the Spanish half real, the value of which was about six cents.
Origin of fippenny bit
1795–1805, Americanism; assimilated variant of five-penny bit
Also called fippenny piece.
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Examples from the Web for fippenny bit
Sure, av ye were a raal gentleman ye'd be givin' a fippenny-bit to the gossoon there, that sarved you.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
I vote all them that can afford it may give a fippenny-bit apiece, an' say nothing about it to the boys that can't afford it.