The 1868 Shield Nickel (Buy on eBay) was produced in quantity at the Philadelphia Mint only. The mintage was 28,817,000 coins, representing the second highest Shield Nickel mintage in the series.
- Designer: James B. Longacre
- Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
- Weight: 5 grams
- Diameter: 20.5 mm
- Edge: Plain