threepenny bit


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threepenny bit

(ˈθrʌpnɪ; -ənɪ; ˈθrɛp-) or

thrupenny bit

n
(Currencies) a twelve-sided British coin of nickel-brass, valued at three old pence, obsolete since 1971
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THE PRODUCTION OF THE NEW PS1 COINS The new 12-sided pound coin, which resembles the old threepenny bit, entered circulation in March and boasts new high-tech security features in a bid to thwart counterfeiters.
The new 12-sided pound coin, the shape of which resembles the old threepenny bit, entered circulation in March and boasts new hi-tech security features to thwart counterfeiters.
The newly designed 12-sided coin resembles the old threepenny bit and will be the worlds most secure coin in circulation.
A Halfpenny B Farthing C Threepenny bit D Sixpenny piece QUESTION 4 - for 4 points: Which tradesman accompanied the Walrus in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass?
Experts say the new version - bi-metallic like the PS2 coin and with 12-sides like the pre-decimal threepenny bit - will be far harder to forge.
They're being ditched in favour of a new 12-sided coin, similar to the old threepenny bit.
After a few landings this must surely be causing the profile of the tyre to resemble that of the bronze threepenny bit, as well as the further risk of a blowout.
The new coin will have the same shape as the 12-sided three pence piece, or threepenny bit and will replace the current GBP1 coin, which has been in circulation for over 30 years.
After the Second World War, it became a threepenny bit and then a sixpence.
More importantly for a skint kid, the bookie would always without fail give you a yellow threepenny bit or a shiny silver tanner, depending on the size of the winnings.
At Goodwood yesterday, a brawl broke out in the March Stand's Threepenny Bit Bar.