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halfpenny in Currencies topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhalfpennyhalf‧penny, ha'penny /ˈheɪpni/ noun (plural halfpennies, ha'pennies) [countable] 🔊 🔊 PECa small coin worth half of one penny, used in Britain in the past
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halfpennyThere was no money, , not even a halfpenny.He said the accused, Richard Hodgson could prove he did not get a halfpenny of profit out of the Carpenter Club.However, in compensation I did find a nice silver hammered halfpenny of Henry V and a few rose farthings.For many children, spending money was a Saturday penny and a Wednesday halfpenny.