"porte-monnaie" 1847; antedates OED3 1850--

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 15 04:14:03 UTC 2013

"PORTE MONNAIES. Just received a great assortment of Shell, Pearl,
and Leather Porte Monnaies, the most convenient article for the
pocket ever manufactured."

Daily Evening Transcript (Boston), 1847 May 28, 1/3.  EAN.

Antedates "porte-monnaie, n.", 1850--

(No, I wasn't searching for my lost one.)

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