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half sovereign

a gold coin of the United Kingdom, discontinued in 1917, equal to 10 shillings.
Origin of half sovereign
First recorded in 1495-1505 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In fact, he considered his half sovereign as already gained.

    Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott
  • "O, let him have the half sovereign," continued the gentleman.

    Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott
  • Ah, he said, as the shopkeeper threw the half sovereign carelessly into the till, I see you have catered for Lucullus?

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • Do it in twenty minutes, driver, and the half sovereign is yours.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • "There's the half sovereign," added another, whose voice the officer recognized as that of Wilton.

    Outward Bound Oliver Optic
  • "I'll tell him it's a matter of half sovereign extra on to the bill," I says.

    The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome
  • When Hilbert went back to the paddle box with his half sovereign, it was about eleven o'clock.

    Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott
  • Paul put eight sovereigns and a half sovereign on the table.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • You shall have your half–sovereign when I have got my ticket.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • This money was the change over from Maurice's half sovereign.

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