half-crown

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half-crown

(hăf′kroun′, häf′-)
n.
A coin formerly used in Great Britain, worth two shillings and sixpence.

half-crown

n
(Currencies) a British silver or cupronickel coin worth two shillings and sixpence (now equivalent to 12p), taken out of circulation in 1970. Also called: half-a-crown
Translations

half-crown

[ˈhɑːfˈkraʊn] N (formerly) → media corona f
a half-crownmedia corona

half-crown

[ˌhɑːfˈkraʊn] n (Brit) (old coin) → mezza corona
References in classic literature ?
Look here, mates," said Jerry; "the gentleman offered me half a crown extra, but I didn't take it; 'twas quite pay enough for me to see how glad he was to catch that train; and if Jack and I choose to have a quick run now and then to please ourselves, that's our business and not yours.
Faith, Monsieur Fix, I assure you I know nothing about it, nor would I give half a crown to find out.
Fortunately, a mendicant passed, who, coming up to Athos to ask charity, Athos offered him half a crown to accompany him where he was going.
Norris was too busy in contriving and directing the general little matters of the company, superintending their various dresses with economical expedient, for which nobody thanked her, and saving, with delighted integrity, half a crown here and there to the absent Sir Thomas, to have leisure for watching the behaviour, or guarding the happiness of his daughters.
Charles wiped his face and said with a sad smile: "Poor wretch, for half a crown he would do as much to his own father.