Crown

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Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to five shillings, or 1/4 of one British pound. The last crown was minted in 1965. Following decimalization in 1971, a 25-pence coin was minted to replace the crown. Informally, crowns were called dollars, recalling the time when one pound was worth four U.S. dollars.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps out of pure heavenly goodness the spring came and crowned everything it possibly could into that one place.
Here's property on this table worth thousands of pounds -- property that can never be replaced -- property that all the crowned heads in Europe could not produce if they tried.
I cannot tell you what it was - mama cannot imagine what it was - to have this dread and trouble always on my mind, yet know in my own soul that on my marriage-day I crowned the love and honour of my life