(also half a crown)
A former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence.
More example sentences
- Those savings would be made up of the sovereigns, florins, half-crowns, and the smaller silver he received over the years for his smithy work.
- Canon McHugh, presented each of us with a half-crown, the equivalent of twenty-five pence in today's currency, which at that time was indeed a princely sum.
- Several decades later, Thornborough gave Whitacre a half-crown in exchange for a grain of rye that was to be doubled in number each week for a year.