half crown


noun

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

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Origin of half crown

First recorded in 1535–45
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British Dictionary definitions for half-crown

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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