Definition of half sovereign in English:

half sovereign

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  • A former British gold coin worth ten shillings (50p).
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    • As the patrolmen came up, he handed a half-sovereign to Inkerman.
    • All coins bore the head of Queen Victoria - a gold sovereign, half-sovereign, half-crown, shilling, sixpence and a threepenny piece.
    • What he will particularly be on the lookout for is good condition ‘higher denomination’ coins, such as half crown, crown, half-sovereign and sovereign, from the Victorian period and earlier.

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