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13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English hed penny, from hed head + penny
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“Headpenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headpenny. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.
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