Three-halfpence definition

(history of numismatics) A silver coin with a face value of 1½d.:
  • Such an English coin (1½d.), minted 1561–1582.
  • Such a British coin (1½d. = £⅟₁₆₀), minted 1834–1843 and 1860–1862 for circulation in the colonies of the British Empire (chiefly Ceylon and the West Indies).
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(dated, UK) A money of account equal to 1½d.
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Noun

Singular:
three-halfpence
Plural:
three halfpennies