The 1875 Shield Nickel (Buy on eBay) had a mintage of 2,097,000 coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint. In addition to the coins produced for circulation, there were an estimated 700 pieces struck in proof.
- Designer: James B. Longacre
- Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
- Weight: 5 grams
- Diameter: 20.5 mm
- Edge: Plain