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Coinage of Charles I and the English Civil War

(2005)


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The English Civil War of 1642-49 pitted King Charles I against Parliament, which controlled the Royal Mint in London that continued to strike gold and silver coinage. See the coin issues of the Royalist's throughout the land that rallied to help the king's cause. This presentation includes: Background of King Charles I who ruled from 1625 to 1649 Examples of coinage that show Initial marks, privy marks, denominations, clothing styles, equestrian figures and interesting legends Explanation of the belief in the divine right of kings Uses of Spanish silver The different quality of coins produced Examples of coinage struck by the Royalists forces until the capture and execution of Charles Speaker(s): Arthur M. Fitts, III.
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