From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ninepence \Nine"pence\, n.; pl. Ninepences.
   1. An old English silver coin, worth nine pence.
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   2. A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly
      current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a
      half cents.
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