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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.
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Weston are at the Crown at this moment," said Frank Churchill, "examining the capabilities of the house.
Emma was most happy to be called to such a council; and her father, engaging to think it all over while she was gone, the two young people set off together without delay for the Crown.
Although the Crown contract was valued at $1 million for state budget purposes, Callahan agrees its long-term value to both sides could be much, much more.
She uses small metal tools to create the creases in the crown, or those ``waves'' on the side of a cloche.
The sale includes all rights in the United States to the over 600 award-winning television movies, mini-series and series in the Crown Media library.
Crown and its officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Crown shareholders.
The Crown Media Board has retained the executive recruiting firm of Spencer Stuart to commence a search for a permanent replacement.