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fippenny bit

[ fip-uh-nee, fip-nee ]
/ ˈfɪp ə ni, ˈfɪp ni /
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noun
the Spanish half real, the value of which was about six cents.
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Also called fippenny piece .

Origin of fippenny bit

1795–1805, Americanism; assimilated variant of five-penny bit

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