fippenny bit

[ fip-uh-nee, fip-nee ]
/ ˈfɪp ə ni, ˈfɪp ni /

noun

the Spanish half real, the value of which was about six cents.

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Origin of fippenny bit

1795–1805, Americanism; assimilated variant of five-penny bit
Also called fippenny piece.
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