"penny" pre-1831 for 'U.S. cent'?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Feb 15 19:37:00 UTC 2005

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 02:35:23PM -0500, Barnhart wrote:
> Dear Jesse (et al.),
> As I am sure you are aware, foreign currency was used in the U.S. until
> the 1850's.  Therefore, it will prove difficult to ascertain the source of
> the penny in many quotations, would it not?

Yes. That's why I'm having trouble....

Jesse Sheidlower

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