CENT CIRCULATION IN THE SOUTH
In response to last week's query about cent circulation in the South, Tom DeLorey wrote:
"This does not sound right. I have read that cents (not pennies) were scorned out West during the Gold Rush days, but they should have been an important part of day-to-day commerce everywhere by 1898.
In "To Kill A Mockingbird," set in the deep South in, as I
recall, the late 1920s, there is a lovely little piece where Jem
Finch waxes ignorantly yet eloquently on Indian head pennies."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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