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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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He stole 100 yards of muslin (valued at PS20), 100 yards of thread lace (valued at PS20), 100 yards of silk lace (valued at PS20), a muslin half shawl (valued at 3/6), two pieces of base metal (valued at 6d), 20 gold guineas, 20 gold half guineas, 20 silver half crown pieces, 20/- in money numbered, a PS1 Bank of England note and a PS1 Dudley Bank note.
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