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An example use of penny in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… these things are turn a penny and in …”
A penny is a coin worth one cent.
the word penny occurs in english on average 19.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.