This is a US penny from 1828. It lives in my front pocket and reminds me to keep new shiny things in perspective. It’s just a simple penny, yet it has endured for 195 years. When this penny was created people traveled by horse and carriage over rutted roads. It would be another year before the typewriter was invented, 9 years before the telegraph, 11 years before the bicycle, 52 years before the electric lamp, 65 years before the clothing zipper, and 155 years before the internet.