Sixpence

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Sixpence

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 1/40 of one British pound. Sixpence ceased to circulate with the decimalization of the pound in 1971.
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They got capital seats for sixpence each, high up but not in the gallery, and the night was so fine that there was plenty of room.
Then the customer of comparatively tender years would get suddenly disconcerted at having to deal with a woman, and with rage in his heart would proffer a request for a bottle of marking ink, retail value sixpence (price in Verloc's shop one-and-sixpence), which, once outside, he would drop stealthily into the gutter.
There was then a great to-do to make the pony hold up his head that the bearing-rein might be fastened; at last even this was effected; and the old gentleman, taking his seat and the reins, put his hand in his pocket to find a sixpence for Kit.