half crown

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noun

a former silver or cupronickel coin of Great Britain equal to two shillings and sixpence: use phased out after decimalization in 1971.

Nearby words

  1. half brother,
  2. half buck,
  3. half cadence,
  4. half cent,
  5. half cock,
  6. half deck,
  7. half dime,
  8. half dollar,
  9. half eagle,
  10. half frame

Origin of half crown

First recorded in 1535–45

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half-crown

noun

a British silver or cupronickel coin worth two shillings and sixpence (now equivalent to 12 1/2 p), taken out of circulation in 1970Also called: half-a-crown
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