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Samuel Cooper (1609-72)

Charles II 1660/62

RCIN 914040

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Cooper made this drawing as a model for the coinage issued for Charles II after the monarchy was restored in 1660. George gave it to his father, George III, as a present to mark the anniversary of Charles II’s restoration on 29 May, although the year of the gift is not recorded.

Presented to George III by George when Prince of Wales