Connecticut Copper...but which one? ID help pls

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Found this copper deep in the woods late fall before the snow fell. It's a left facing bust and I can see the AUCTORI and CONNEC so I know it's Connecticut Copper. There are so many varieties...any of you Colonial coin experts able to ID? I would love to know the date but I can't make out that last number.
 

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It's definitely a 1788 dated Connecticut copper. Fortunately there are only 37 varieties of that date, but you're going to need more detail on the obverse to nail down a die pairing.

Update:
Based on the details I can see, it's most likely a Miller 11-G


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Found this copper deep in the woods late fall before the snow fell. It's a left facing bust and I can see the AUCTORI and CONNEC so I know it's Connecticut Copper. There are so many varieties...any of you Colonial coin experts able to ID? I would love to know the date but I can't make out that last number.
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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I think Paleomaxx got it. The 1788 Connecticuts are my favorites, all are thought to have been minted at Machin's Mill, a somewhat clandestine minting operation in Newburgh New York. While they did some legitimate contract coinage for Vermont, many of their products were unauthorized state coinages and copies of British halfpennies.
 
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Thanks Peleomaxx. Regardless of the variety and year it is actually my first CT copper...at least one that I could ID. I think you've got it!
 

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Very cool find! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
 

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