half dollar

noun
1.
a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents.
2.
a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents.

Origin:
1755–65

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Example sentences
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.
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