half crown
noun Date: 1542 a British coin worth two shillings and sixpence used as legal tender until 1970

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  • Half-crown — (halbe Krone) war die englische Bezeichnung für die Münze zu 2½ Shillings; das entsprach dem Achtel eines Pounds. Die ersten Half Crowns wurden 1549 unter der Herrschaft von Edward VI. geprägt. Erst ab 1893 trugen die Münzen die Wertbezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Half Crown — (halbe Krone) war die englische Bezeichnung für die Münze zu 2½ Shillings; das entsprach dem Achtel eines Pounds. Die ersten Half Crowns wurden 1549 unter der Herrschaft von Edward VI. geprägt. Erst ab 1893 trugen die Münzen die Wertbezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Half crown — may refer to:* Half crown (British coin), a pre decimalisation coin of the United Kingdom * Half crown (Irish coin), a pre decimalisation coin of Ireland …   Wikipedia

  • half-crown — (also half a crown) ► NOUN ▪ a former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence (121 / 2p) …   English terms dictionary

  • half crown — n a coin used in Britain before 1971. There were eight half crowns in a pound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half-crown — (hăfʹkrounʹ, häfʹ ) n. A coin formerly used in Great Britain, worth two shillings and sixpence. * * * …   Universalium

  • half crown — noun count a coin from a money system used in the past in the U.K. and some other countries …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half crown — half′ crown′ n. num a former British coin equal to two shillings and sixpence • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • half crown — n. a former British coin equal to two shillings and sixpence (21/ 2 shillings) …   English World dictionary

  • half crown — noun an English coin worth half a crown • Hypernyms: ↑coin * * * noun : a British coin worth 2s 6d being in the 16th cent. of gold, from 1601 1946 of silver, and then of cupronickel; sometimes : the sum of 2s 6 …   Useful english dictionary

  • half crown — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half crown : singular half crown plural half crowns a coin from a money system used in the past in the UK and some other countries. There were eight half crowns in a pound …   English dictionary

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