Definition of three–halfpence
1 : the sum of three halfpence : a penny and a half
2 : a small English silver coin of Queen Elizabeth I (16th century) worth 11⁄2 pennies; also : a silver coin struck in the 19th century under William IV and Queen Victoria for the colonies
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Origin and Etymology of three–halfpence
Middle English threhalpenys, from three, thre three + halpenys, halfpenys, plural of halpeny, halfpeny, halfpenny
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