If you like to hand over 'Thomas Carlyle' to me, I'll take it instead of the sov., and call us quits.
"He backed the double with me for half a sov.," said the man.
Arrived there I pay one pound, that what you call one sov., and I enter.
In common usage the larger is frequently called a "sov.," and a ten-shilling piece a "half-sov."
Some gen'leman (as well as I could make out) had given the vanman a sov.; and so that was where the trouble come in, you see.'
I shall not pay one sov., and more, for a squashed lemon and a bun of Bath.