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noun

a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents.
a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents.

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Origin of half dollar

First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for half dollar

half-dollar

noun

(in the US) a 50-cent piece
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