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.