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A former British gold coin worth ten shillings (50p).
- ‘In 1871, during the reign of Queen Victoria, gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns began to be minted in Sydney, Australia.’
- ‘What he will particularly be on the lookout for is good condition ‘higher denomination’ coins, such as half crown, crown, half-sovereign and sovereign, from the Victorian period and earlier.’
- ‘As the patrolmen came up, he handed a half-sovereign to Inkerman.’
- ‘The Perth Mintmark on sovereigns and half-sovereigns has always appeared in the same position.’
- ‘All coins bore the head of Queen Victoria - a gold sovereign, half-sovereign, half-crown, shilling, sixpence and a threepenny piece.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.