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sixpence

[ siks-puhns ]
/ ˈsɪks pəns /
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noun, plural six·pence, six·penc·es for 2.

(used with a singular or plural verb)British. a sum of six pennies.
(used with a singular verb) a cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom, the half of a shilling, formerly equal to six pennies: equal to two and one-half new pence after decimalization in 1971.

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Origin of sixpence

First recorded in 1350–1400, sixpence is from Middle English sexe pans. See six, pence
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sixpence
/ (ˈsɪkspəns) /

noun

a small British cupronickel coin with a face value of six pennies, worth 2 1/2 (new) pence, not minted since 1970
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