old penny

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Retronym for penny to avoid confusion with the new penny.


old penny (plural old pence or old pennies)

  1. The pre-decimalisation United Kingdom penny, 1/240 of a pound sterling. Symbol: d
  2. The pre-decimalisation Irish penny, 1/240 of an Irish pound. Symbol: d
  3. A coin worth one old penny.

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