An article by Paul Gilkes published April 7, 2016 in Coin World notes that U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers has
retired from the engraving staff. here's an excerpt - see the complete article for a full list of Vickers' work. -Editor
U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers retired from the engraving staff of the nation's coin producer effective March
Vickers joined the Mint's engraving staff based at the Philadelphia Mint on Dec. 29, 2003, at the age of 66.
The U.S. Mint plans to advertise for a replacement to fill the vacancy Vickers' retirement creates.
A Texas native, Vickers served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Following his military service, Vickers went
to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League and Frank Reilly School of Art, also attending the Pratt Institute and the
School of Visual Arts.
In 1976, Vickers relocated to Pennsylvania to join the private Franklin Mint. Since leaving as a senior sculptor in 1985 and
establishing his own studio, Vickers’ design work has earned him recognition throughout the world, including commissioned work for private
According to his U.S. Mint biographical information, among Vickers' private sculpturing credits are the official medal of the Ronald
Reagan Library, the Four Pillars of Freedom set in the Ronald Reagan Library, the official christening medal of the USS Ronald Reagan, the
official U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Captain’s Medal, the Pope John Paul II 25th Anniversary medal and the 2001 George W. Bush official inaugural
medal (design and sculpt).
During his tenure at the Mint, Vickers created his medals, coins and designs in bas-relief.
To read the complete article, see:
Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers retires from engraving staff
Wayne Homren, Editor
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