I'm using QGIS 2.4 and am opening a shapefile I downloaded (specifically from: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/110m/physical/ne_110m_coastline.zip).
What I would like to do is convert the shapefile to EPSG:3857 and then save it as a KML (or some other format easily readable by OpenLayers). I attempt to do this within QGIS by opening the shapefile (EPSG:4326), right clicking on the layer->Save As then I choose KML, set my CRS to EPSG:3857 and then I save.
Unfortunately, after opening the new file in QGIS it always tells me the layer is still EPSG:4326. I am opening from a clean project in QGIS (so as to be sure its not inheriting the projects projection). All the things I have read online tell me to convert projections in this way. Additionally, I am getting no weird output in the terminal from which I have opened QGIS.
Am I missing something here or doing something wrong?