HIGLEY BROAD AXE 1737

$2.25

SKU: CT-2 Category:

Description

Higley Broad Axe back Higley Broad Axe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Higley or Granby tokens were the first privately produced tokens struck on American soil that actually reached circulation. All are extremely rare. Dr. Samuel Higley, a Connecticut resident and a graduate of Yale University, took matters into his own hands because of the coinage shortage in his state. He engraved his own dies and used copper from a mine he owned located near Granby. There are two reverse types, the other one is a trio of small crowned hammers (CT-1). They were both the value of 3 pence. The obverse has a deer on it with VALUE ME AS YOU PLEASE with the Roman numeral III. The reverse has a broad axe with CUT MY WAY THROUGH.
CT-2

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 x 3 x .125 in