sixpence

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sixpence

a small British cupronickel coin with a face value of six pennies, worth 2½ (new) pence, not minted since 1970
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All this old and new silver being melted down and coined, the result was an immense amount of splendid shillings, sixpences, and threepences.
Peter Pan authorises me to say that you shall all be paid sixpence a day.
But the Cat's-meat Man wasn't very rich and he only got sick once a year--at Christmas-time, when he used to give the Doctor sixpence for a bottle of medicine.