half sovereign
noun Date: circa 1504 a British gold coin worth 10 shillings

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  • half sovereign — n. a former British gold coin equal to ten shillings …   English World dictionary

  • half-sovereign — half soveˈreign noun A gold coin worth half a sovˈereign or ten shillings • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • half sovereign — a gold coin of the United Kingdom, discontinued in 1917, equal to 10 shillings. [1495 1505] * * * …   Universalium

  • half sovereign — noun A former British gold coin having a value of ten shillings …   Wiktionary

  • half-sovereign — noun a former British gold coin worth ten shillings (50p) …   English new terms dictionary

  • half sovereign — noun : a British gold coin worth ten shillings or 1/2 pound sterling regularly issued up to 1916 and since then only occasionally (as in 1937) …   Useful english dictionary

  • British half sovereign coin — The half sovereign was first introduced in 1544 under Henry VIII. It was a gold coin valued at ten shillings or 120 pre decimal pennies. After 1604, the issue of half sovereigns, along with sovereigns, was discontinued until 1817, following a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sovereign (British coin) — A Gold Sovereign is a gold coin first issued in 1489 for Henry VII of England and still in production as of 2008.cite web |url=http://www.royalmint.com/RoyalMint/web/site/PackedSets/SV07.asp?orderby= pg= thumb=3 |title=2007 Gold Proof Sovereign… …   Wikipedia

  • Sovereign ring — A sovereign ring is a ring which typically has a gold sovereign as a primary decorative feature, with the obverse face as the visible detail. The coin may be either genuine or replica tender, and may be either a sovereign or half sovereign. In… …   Wikipedia

  • half — n., adj., & adv. n. (pl. halves) 1 either of two equal or corresponding parts or groups into which a thing is or might be divided. 2 colloq. = half back. 3 colloq. half a pint, esp. of beer etc. 4 either of two equal periods of play in sports. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

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