Thruppenny Bit

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Thruppenny Bit

A British coin worth three pence. It has not been minted since the decimalization of the British pound in 1971. As a result, a thruppenny bit was worth 1/80 of one pound. It was also called threepence or a thrip.
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With just a silver brooch to keep her dignity intact, it's no surprise she was checking her thruppenny bits were covered up.