Date: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 12:02:41 -0800
From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM
Tom Klingler wrote:
I decided to call the New Orleans Times-Picayune to find out why they
adopted such an odd name. The answer is as follows: When the paper began
publishing in 1837, it sold for six and a quarter cents, approximately the
value of an old Spanish coin which had been known as a picayune. In the
years that followed, only the name remained the same--the paper now sells
for a whopping fifty cents.
And what would a collector pay for such a coin now?
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