During the War Between The States President Lincoln ordered a million dollars in double gold eagles minted to use after the conflict was over to help reconstruct the war torn Southern States. These coins were minted with the R mint mark. The Treasury Department was responsible to count the returning coins when retrieved by the department to make sure they were used for the purpose intended.
Two years after the conflict ended all of the coins were accounted for except the quarter million that was stolen from a federal bank in St. Louis.
Eleven years after the robbery a few of the coins began to appear in a few banks scattered around the country. The Treasury Department was made aware of this and the task to find a murderer and robber was assigned to agent Willis Harper.
An orphaned cowboy finds the coins and tells himself Finders Keepers. Willis Harper, bad lawmen, cattle thieves, a young lady with a sharp tongue and hot temper make a difficult time for Nathan Taylor to become a successful rancher in New Mexico Territory.