half-crown

half crown

noun
a former silver or cupronickel coin of Great Britain equal to two shillings and sixpence: use phased out after decimalization in 1971.

Origin:
1535–45

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half-crown
 
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Also called: half-a-crown a British silver or cupronickel coin worth two shillings and sixpence (now equivalent to 12½p), taken out of circulation in 1970

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