fippenny bit


: a Spanish half real piece : a silver coin worth ¹/₁₆ of a Spanish dollar that circulated in the eastern U.S. before 1857 and passed current for about six cents

called also fip, fourpence ha'penny, sixpence

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“Fippenny bit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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