tenpence

noun
ten·pence | \British ˈtenpən(t)s\
plural tenpence or tenpences

Definition of tenpence 

1 : the sum of ten pennies

Note: Tenpence is usually used of ten British pennies.

2 : a token representing ten pennies or a coin worth ten pennies

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