1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo
GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 125 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
In 1882, the notorious outlaw Jesse James was killed by his accomplice, Robert Ford. James had earned folk hero status as a bandit of the people who, like Robin Hood, would rob from the rich and give to the poor, though the latter action is not supported by any evidence. James would meet his end when a reward offered by Missouri Governor Crittenden was enough to turn one of his gang members. While planning their next heist in a secluded cabin, Ford shot Jesse James in the back of the head. Ford was given a portion of the reward and pardoned of his crimes by Crittenden, but condemnation of his actions by the people caused Ford and his brother to flee the state. This 1882 gold dollar may have been part of the bounty that brought an end to the unlawful spree of Jesse James.