Where does the term “catchpenny” come from and What does catchpenny mean?

Descriptive of any novelty, whether true or flimflam, that might literally “catch a penny.”

Its first use, two hundred years back, was of any printed matter that might conceivably inveigle a purchaser to the investment of a penny.

where does the term catchpenny come from and what does catchpenny mean
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