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PENNY. The name of an English coin of the value of one-twelfth part of a shilling. While the United States were colonies, each adopted a monetary system composed of pounds, shillings, and pence. The penny varied in value in the different colonies.

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The Commission says the proceedings allege that Pretty Penny has breached the lender responsibility principles contained in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.
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