1876 Shield Nickel

The 1876 Shield Nickel (Buy on eBay) would be the last year of production before a two year gap in the Shield Nickel series for circulation strikes. The 1876 nickel had a mintage of 2,530,000 with more than one thousand proof coins produced.

Coin Specifications

  • Designer: James B. Longacre
  • Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
  • Weight: 5 grams
  • Diameter: 20.5 mm
  • Edge: Plain