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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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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.
"Immediately the half-dozen of us were presenting her with half-crowns and sovereigns, and she accepted the two coins from young Ardmore.
And then to us: `Who'll lend me a half-crown and a sovereign?'
These money boxes had slots for the different coin sizes, with separate compartments for the pennies, shillings and half-crowns.
100 YEARS AGO: Alleged Counterfeiting: John Webb (40), 15 Great Brook Street, hawker, and George Piper (31), labourer, who refused his address, were committed for trial on a charge of having in their possession 15 base half-crowns in High Street, on the 7th inst., with intent to utter the same.
Nobody now laments its disappearance, any more than we hanker after shillings, florins, half-crowns and threepenny-bits - except the silver ones we put into Christmas puddings.
I clutched two silver half-crowns in my trouser pocket as I raced to school.
At the end of the night my mate showed me the pint pot he had that people had filled with half-crowns.
What ever happened to Ted Heath's half-crown pension top-up scheme?
The headmaster, an ex-military man, would put a half-crown piece on each stump and bat until each wicket had been knocked down.