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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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the and me in of I miss half crowns and remain equally baffled by metric measurements
Befittingly for their smallness farthings sported a wren; ha'pennies crossed the ocean waves with the Golden Hind; pennies were patriotic with the figure of Britannia; thrupenny bits were castlelike '' in pocket is rich with a crowned and chained portcullis as well as a 12-sided design; sixpences were garlanded with a rose, thistle, shamrock and leek; English shillings featured three lions; florins flaunted a Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks, and leeks; and half crowns were regal with a crowned shield.
Half crowns (two shillings and six pence) were known as "half a dollar".
Tansley had to engage a large staff of girls to receive the payments as customers queued with their half crowns.
They range from threepenny bits to half crowns. What are they worth?
All of them farthings sported a wren; ha'pennies crossed the ocean waves with the Golden Hind; pennies were patriotic with the figure of Britannia; thrupenny bits were castle-like with a crown and chained portcullis as well as a 12-sided design; sixpences were garlanded with a rose, thistle, shamrock and leek; English shillings featured three lions; florins flaunted a Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks, and leeks; and half crowns were regal with a crowned shield.
Thirty-five years ago I was quite content to have tanners, florins and half crowns in my pocket.