What is another word for sixpence?

32 synonyms found


[ sˈɪkspəns], [ sˈɪkspəns], [ s_ˈɪ_k_s_p_ə_n_s]

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How to use "Sixpence" in context?

When the sixpence was originally introduced in 1694, it was known as a copper coin. Its design is of a Tudor Rose, or, according to other sources, a heraldic shield with the motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" (No one attacks me with impunity).

Initially, the coin was minted with a matte finish, which was covered in a thin coat of wax to give it a more even appearance. This was done so that the coin would not rust and cause problems for the government. In 1797, the mint began issuing the coin with a milled finish, which made it more durable.

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