new penny

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new penny (plural new pence or new pennies)

  1. (UK, dated) Following decimalisation, the name given to the coin worth one hundredth of a pound sterling; now known simply as the penny. Symbol: p

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The plural new pence is used as a unit of currency. The plural new pennies is used for multiple individual coins.

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