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