Definitions for halfpennyˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni; ˈheɪ pəns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
half•pen•ny*ˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni; ˈheɪ pəns(n.)(pl.)half•pen•nies; half•pence
(n.)a former British coin equal to half a penny.
the sum of half a penny.
(adj.)of the price or value of a halfpenny.
of little value; worthless.
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Origin of halfpenny:
an English coin worth half a penny
(plural: halfpennies) A discontinued British coin worth half of one penny (old or new).
(plural: halfpence) An quantity of money worth half a penny.
Costing or worth one halfpenny.
The Australian Halfpenny was a coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. The coin was first minted in 1911 and stopped being minted in 1964, excluding 1937, 1956 - 1958 inclusive. When the Australian currency was decimalised on 14 February 1966 the coin was equal to 5⁄12¢.
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