Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Italy8686, Mar 3, 2021.
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Pennie is not the correct singular, nor is it the correct nomenclature.
the Penny was a coin of England (among other nations) that was 1/240th of a pound
A cent is 1/100 of a dollar.
Penny - singular penny
Pennies - plural penny
Pennies’ - possessive of the plural of penny
Pennie - not a word, maybe it’s a name
Penny’s - shortened form of JCPenny
Pennys - not a word, maybe a name
Pennys’ - possessive of the above not-a-word
Penni - a strange spelling of a girl's name
Pennis - a failed spelling of a male organ
Penni's - possessive of that girl above
Pennis' - a failed possessive of a failed spelling of a male organ
Penny is the end result of the original name of the coin, the denarius, which later became denier, and then penny. The English/Carolingian penny was made of silver at 240 to the Roman pound.
This explains why 'pence' in the UK is appreviated "d." (for denier/denarius) and 'pound' is abbreviated 'L' (for libra).
Now, the "cent" is, by definition, 1/100 of a unit. The latin root cent- means "hundred," in a variety of contexts (ie century, centurion, etc)
Thus, there are 100 cents to the American dollar, and penny is simply an acceptable slang term.
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Separate names with a comma.