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HALF DOLLAR, money. A silver coin of the United States of the value of fifty cents. It weighs two hundred and six and one-fourth grains. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred are of pure silver, and one hundred of alloy. Act of January 18, 1837, S. 8 and 9, 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2523, 4. Vide Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Fractional currency came in denominations of a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, and half-dime.
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The half-crown also had other names, like the half-dollar, two-and-a-kick, and two-and-a-tanner, but generally the formal word was used as becoming its dignity.
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It was a small gold pocketwatch with a chain, and it was much finer than the scarred half-dollar watch he'd bought with money his father had given him for that very purpose in a train station in Pittsburgh on his way to Harvard two years before.
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A new nickel, possibly in 2003, a dime in 2004, half-dollar in '05, and finally a new penny in '06.