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half dollar

a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents.
a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents.
Origin of half dollar
1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He turns a half dollar into a nickel with a flick of his hand.
  • We cut it into thin slices about the size of a half dollar and add it to the sauce.
  • The typical player would bet maybe a half dollar per pull.
  • Hold up the image of a half dollar and ask the students to locate and point to this coin on their worksheet.
  • The cents must be disregarded if the cents amount to less than one-half dollar.

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