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Meaning of sixpence

six•pence

Pronunciation: (siks'puns), [key]
— pl. -pence, -penc•es
  1. a sum of six pennies.
  2. 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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