threepenny bit

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threepenny bit or thrupenny bit (ˈθrʌpnɪ, -ənɪ, ˈθrɛp-, ˈθrʌpnɪ, -ənɪ, ˈθrɛp-)
a twelve-sided British coin of nickel-brass, valued at three old pence, obsolete since 1971
thrupenny bit or thrupenny bit

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