What is a half crown from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for halfcrown coins from the UK, Great Britain,
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and British colonies from 1801 to 1967.
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UK coin values
1801 to 1967
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The United Kingdom halfcrown obverse
features the monarch of the time, encircled
by a legend describing their titles.
The reverse designs changed relatively
frequently, compared to other denominations,
and generally significantly on each change.
The UK half crown composition was initially
92.5% silver, until debased to 50% silver in
1920, then changing to cupro-nickel in 1947.
Halfcrown coins continued in to the UK
era of British history, and were circulated
under all monarchs, except Edward VIII.
30 pennies = 2 shillings & 6 pence
= 1/2 crown = 1/8 of a pound
The first circulation issue UK era
half crown was minted in 1816, and the
last in 1967, prior to decimilisation.