What is another word for half a crown?

Pronunciation: [hˈɑːf ɐ kɹˈa͡ʊn] (IPA)

Half a crown was a coin that was used as currency in Britain before decimalisation in 1971. It was worth two shillings and sixpence, or one-eighth of a pound. Synonyms for half a crown include the colloquial terms "two and a kick" or "half a dollar", as well as the more formal terms "thirty pence" or "one-eighth of a pound". In Scotland, it was known as a "half-a-guinea" or a "tanner". The coin was first issued in 1549 during the reign of King Edward VI and was in circulation until 1970 when it was replaced by the ten-pence coin. Despite no longer being used as currency, the term "half a crown" still remains in use as a nostalgic reminder of Britain's former monetary system.

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Famous quotes with Half a crown

  • There will be a prize of half a crown for the longest essay, irrespective of any possible merit.
    Evelyn Waugh
  • The turtle obviously had no sense of proportion; it differed so widely from myself that I could not comprehend it; and as this word occurred to me, it occurred also that until my body comprehended its body in a physical material sense, neither would my mind be able to comprehend its mind with any thoroughness. For unity of mind can only be consummated by unity of body; everything, therefore, must be in some respects both knave and fool to all that which has not eaten it, or by which it has not been eaten. As long as the turtle was in the window and I in the street outside, there was no chance of our comprehending one another. Nevertheless, I knew that I could get it to agree with me if I could so effectually buttonhole and fasten on to it as to eat it. Most men have an easy method with turtle soup, and I had no misgiving but that if I could bring my first premise to bear I should prove the better reasoner. My difficulty lay in this initial process, for I had not with me the argument that would alone compel Mr. Sweeting to think that I ought to be allowed to convert the turtles — I mean I had no money in my pocket. No missionary enterprise can be carried on without any money at all, but even so small a sum as half a crown would, I suppose, have enabled me to bring the turtle partly round, and with many half-crowns I could in time no doubt convert the lot, for the turtle needs must go where the money drives. If, as is alleged, the world stands on a turtle, the turtle stands on money. No money no turtle. As for money, that stands on opinion, credit, trust, faith — things that, though highly material in connection with money, are still of immaterial essence.
    Samuel Butler (novelist)

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