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Half-Sovereign

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 10 shillings, or half of one British pound. Half-sovereigns were minted from gold and thus have not circulated since the end of the gold standard.
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Baker and Reeves quickly left the scene, but armed themselves with knives and a meat cleaver before returning to the area and going into the nearby Half Sovereign pub.
The stolen property includes a heavy 9ct gold oval locket on a belcher chain, a solid gold ingot on a rope chain and a half sovereign also on a gold chain.
I HAVE a gold half sovereign from 1925 in a 9ct gold mount.
A number of gold jewellery and silver items were stolen during the incident, including two silver salvers, a silver spoon warmer, six silver napkin rings with an engraved pattern and engraved "R" on each, a pair of 18ct gold half sovereign cuff links and a ladies' sapphire ring with diamonds.
I once found a half sovereign in the gutter by Daisy farm park, Warstock, and dad changed it for a penny.
Closed in 1896 with the licence being transferred to the newly-built Half Sovereign on Cut Bank.
Even more special than my H Samuel half sovereign for which I was once chased all over Milton Keynes.
Velma revealed: "That Christmas I gave all four children a half sovereign ring as their legacy.
Locals at The Dolphin have raised more than pounds 500 for Megen while the Half Sovereign pub in Charter Avenue staged a bungee jump in its car park to raise money towards the tricycle.
A little cache achieved pounds 4,930 at Chester auctioneers Byrne's, the total made up by a half sovereign bracelet (pounds 1,400); Charles II Five Guinea coin (pounds 750); American $20 pieces (pounds 500 and pounds 460); two pounds 2 coins (pounds 240 each) and various sovereigns (averaging pounds 130) and half sovereigns (pounds 60).
DISTINCTIVE ITEMS STOLEN:Some of the distinctive items which were stolen include: A solid gold ladies' watch with tiny face and small links A heart-shaped locket containing photographs of Vera's parents A half sovereign ring given to Vera by Cuffy on their 25th wedding anniversary A man's half sovereign ring which was badly buckled when Cuffy ran over it with his wheelchair A heavy thick-linked gold chain bought for pounds 2,000 by the couple's son
Formerly known as the Half Sovereign, the traditional boozer has had a chequered history with a reputation for trouble in the past.