half crown

noun

Definition of half crown 

: a British coin worth two shillings and sixpence used as legal tender until 1970

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Despite the great start for him and his team this season, the Corpus Christi Hooks were just three games behind in the race for the first-half crown going into Sunday night’s game. Jeremy Carranco, San Antonio Express-News, "Austin Allen leading offensive attack for surging Missions," 10 June 2018

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1542, in the meaning defined above

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