England / King Charles II

England - King Charles II (29 May 1660 - 6 February 1685)

Charles II's father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War. Although the Parliament of Scotland proclaimed Charles II King on 5 February 1649, England entered the period known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth, and the country was a de facto republic, led by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell defeated Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, and Charles fled to mainland Europe. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland, and Charles spent the next nine years in exile in France, the Dutch Republic, and the Spanish Netherlands.

A political crisis that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited to return to Britain. On 29 May 1660, his 30th birthday, he was received in London to public acclaim. After 1660, all legal documents were dated as if he had succeeded his father as king in 1649.

The Royal style of King Charles II was "By the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc".

England - King Charles II: showing 44 of 44 coins
NameMintageEffigyLegend
Broad 1662 King Charles II 3,400 King Charles II Armoured Bust CAR · II · D · G · M · BR FR · ET · HIB · REX
Petition Crown 1663 12 King Charles II by Thomas Simon CAROLVS II · DEI · GRA
Guinea 1663 King Charles II, First Bust unknown King Charles II - First Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1663 King Charles II, Second Bust unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Reddite Crown 1663 5 King Charles II by Thomas Simon CAROLVS II · DEI · GRA
Two Guineas 1664 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - First Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1664 King Charles II, Second Bust unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1664 King Charles II, Third Bust unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1665 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1665 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - First Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1666 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1666 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - First Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1667 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1668 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1669 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1670 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1671 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1671 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - First Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1672 King Charles II, Third Bust unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1672 King Charles II, Fourth Bust unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1673 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - First Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1673 King Charles II, Third Bust unknown King Charles II - Third Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1673 King Charles II, Fourth Bust unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1674 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1675 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1675 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1676 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1676 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1677 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1677 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1678 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1678 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1679 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1679 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1680 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1680 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1681 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1681 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1682 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1682 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1683 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1683 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Guinea 1684 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Fourth Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
Two Guineas 1684 King Charles II unknown King Charles II - Second Laureate Bust CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA
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