In Louisiana, from Provencal picaioun, modern French picaillon (1750 in Hatz.-Darm.), name of an old copper coin of Piedmont, now in France ‘halfpence, cash, money’: of uncertain origin (Hatz.-Darm.).
1852 - Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or Life Among the Lowly, Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe;
see Example below
From: Uncle Tom's Cabin
By Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1896
Chapter XX, Topsy