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ˈsɪks pənssix·pence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sixpence, tannernoun

    a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970


  1. sixpencenoun

    A former coin worth six old pence; a tanner.

    Have you got two sixpences for a shilling?

  2. sixpencenoun

    The value of six old pence.

    Finest apples, sixpence each.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sixpencenoun

    an English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents


  1. Sixpence

    The Australian Sixpence was a coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. It was minted from 1910 until 1963, excluding 1913, 1915, 1929–33 inclusive, 1937, 1947 and 1949. After decimalisation on 14 February 1966, it continued to circulate at the value of 5¢, along with new 5¢ coins of the same size and weight. During World War II, between 1942 - 1944, sixpence production was supplemented by coinage produced by two branches of the United States Mint. Coins struck at the San Francisco mint carry a small S below the coat of arms, while those from the Denver mint have a small D in the same place. From 1910 to 1945 Australian sixpences were of sterling silver; from 1946 to 1963 they were reduced to 0.500 fine.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'sixpence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4684

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sixpence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sixpence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sixpence in a Sentence

  1. Bertolt Brecht:

    A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.

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