Half Crown

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Half Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 1/8 of one British pound. Half crowns were demonetized in 1970, the year before the pound was decimalized.
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Whatever happened to all those half-crowns my generation paid into the scheme when the scheme was wound up?
Racegoers in Cheltenham's Best Mate History of the silver ring TRADITIONALLY the cheapest enclosure on the racecourse, the silver ring got its name because the entry fee was generally less than pounds 1 and thus could be paid in much smaller silver-coin demoninations such as florins and half-crowns .
She'd still be using half-crowns if they'd accept them at the post office and her idea of recycling is to keep absolutely everything in case it comes in handy again.
These money boxes had slots for the different coin sizes, with separate compartments for the pennies, shillings and half-crowns.
We carried leather bags for change of half-crowns, florins, shillings, sixpences, threepenny bits, large copper pennies and halfpennies, plus a heavy ticket machine.
TO MOST people they belong back in a world o f s h i l l i n g s a n d half-crowns.
One shows the horse carters being presented with half-crowns.
The stolen currency includes ten-shilling notes, half-crowns, florins, shillings, silver sixpences, threepenny bits and farthings.
Number one, of course, is that apology of an anti- English dirge which masquerades as an anthem and which will be sung by the three half-crowns who claim to be tenors.
Also on This Day: 1882: the first shipment offrozen meat left New Zealand for Britain;1913: Sir Barry Jackson opened the Birmingham Repertory Theatre; 1922: the first session of the Permanent Court of International Justice in the Hague was held; 1971: Britain went decimal and old pennies and half-crowns disappeared.
The priceless collection, which sweeps from an 1883 silver 5-franc piece from France to a newly minted 1912 gold sovereign from the United Kingdom, contains not only the expected silver half-dollars, bronze pennies and gold francs, but such exotic pieces as florin, half-crowns, 7 pence and half farthings from countries as diverse as Arabia, Russia, Germany and Belgium.