- a twelve-sided British coin of nickel-brass, valued at three old pence, obsolete since 1971
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The customary unit of expenditure is the threepenny-bit or “tickey.”
The "threepenny-bit" may well be regarded as the "church coin."The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.
I have elevenpence in stamps, and that, with the threepenny-bit we picked up off the floor of the bus, makes eight shillings.A Safety Match
For all the luxury to be got out of that impersonal gift, one might just as well drop a threepenny-bit into the crimson bag.The Golden Butterfly
Saying which he had bestowed on me a threepenny-bit as “pocket-money” for the term, and wished me good-bye.My Friend Smith
Talbot Baines Reed