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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He had no sixpence, neither had the old lady, nor Mr Abel, nor the Notary, nor Mr Chuckster.
TOP CLASS: Neil Broadbent (Kipps) and Gemma Clarkson (Ann) in the Longwood Amateur Operatic Society production of Half a Sixpence (AC041010Ahalf-02)
1935: Ariel, a life of Shelley by Andre Maurois, was the first Penguin paperback book to be published, priced at sixpence.
She started there after leaving school and I remember her telling me that they sold nothing over sixpence and, indeed, they were known as the three pence and sixpence store.
TV and theatre favourite Gary Wilmot leads this new production of Half a Sixpence, featuring all your favourite songs such as Flash Bang Wallop, If The Rain's Got To Fall and, of course, Half a Sixpence.
A popular draw for tourists, the 24-year-old bronze statue -created by Tommy Steele with a commission of half a sixpence - was placed between the Cavern Quarter's four Beatles thrones for safe-keeping.
Amateur John Mackie has his claim cut to 5lb after Half A Sixpence beats Marcus Lady in the two-and-a-half-mile chase at Sedgefield.
TELLY host Chris Tarrant is rolling in money but he refuses to part with SIXPENCE.
Spence may seem as small as a sixpence, but his swing is pure gold.
SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER: Kiss Me (Elektra) - If you like your rock whimsy and your vocals kookie then America's answer to The Sundays will make your week.
Music is provided by Sixpence None The Richer with their track Kiss Me, and 21st Century Girls.
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