a gold coin of the United Kingdom, discontinued in 1917, equal to 10 shillings.
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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.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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