The popular transitional issue cominbing the regular shield obverse combined with the no rays reverse of 1867. This reverse die has the stars above the word "Cents" pointing between the "E" and "N" and between the "T" and "S". It is believed to be the first no rays die. All other no rays reverse dies have the stars above the word "Cents" pointing to the "E" and "T". For more on this, click here.
In addition to the illustrated nickel example of which about two dozen are believed known, these were struck as follows.
Copper and/or bronze J508-J509/P592 with less than a dozen believed to exist.
White Metal J509A/P593 This was described as copper washed in Pine Tree's 9/74 sale where it sold as lot 1269.