WOW! This example is in like-new, almost uncirculated condition still with luster. Finding a piece in this condition is almost unheard of for these Shield nickel hand-made die counterfeits. This piece must have been removed from circulation almost immediately, and was subsequently kept aside in someones collection for more than a century. You will have a hard time finding a nicer example either as a type or for the variety.

1875 3-N, Shield nickel counterfeit, AU+