- a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents.
- a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents.
Origin of half dollar
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Historical Examples of half-dollar
Say, pard, how about giving me a half-dollar to get breakfast?Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Ellis Parker Butler
But Charlie never got that half-dollar, and I do not think such a chatterbox deserved it.Golden Moments
They might have found a shilling or a half-dollar, but we didn't try them.A Jolly Fellowship
Frank R. Stockton
He drew a half-dollar from his own pocket and flung it down on the table.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
I took a half-dollar from my pocket and gave it to the oldest.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
- (in the US) a 50-cent piece