half sovereign

  1. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, discontinued in 1917, equal to 10 shillings.

Origin of half sovereign

First recorded in 1495–1505

Words Nearby half sovereign

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How to use half sovereign in a sentence

  • It chanced that he was reduced to his last coppers, and so the half sovereign was a boon indeed.

    In Friendship's Guise | Wm. Murray Graydon
  • What Betty would have said had there been no half-sovereign forthcoming history will never relate.

    Girls of the Forest | L. T. Meade
  • The cabman asked for a few shillings more, reminding his fare that the half-sovereign given to him was 'on account.'

    Miser Farebrother (vol 3 of 3) | Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • They are called half-Sovereign States because they are sovereign within their borders but not without.

  • And so, before putting any other questions to him, I felt in my pocket for a new half sovereign, which I hoped would answer.

    Erema | R. D. Blackmore