# Definition:Sterling/Half Crown

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## Definition

The half crown is an obsolete unit of the Sterling monetary system.

 $\ds$  $\ds 1$ half crown $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \frac 1 8$ pound sterling $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \frac 1 2$ crown $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 2 \tfrac 1 2$ shillings $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 30$ (old) pence $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 12 \tfrac 1 2$ (new) pence

## Also known as

Often seen hyphenated: half-crown.

When used singly, it can be referred to as half a crown.