Definition of half-crown in English:

half-crown

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(also half a crown)

noun

A former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence (12 1/2p).
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  • 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.

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