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Charles Lessie Vickers


Born at Camp, Texas. Served with 101st Airborne Division. Studied at Art Students League and Frank Reilly School of Art. Employed with Franklin Mint 1976 to 1985.

Employed as sculptor-engraver at the U.S. Mint from December 29, 2003 until retirement on March 31, 2016. He produced dies for these coins:

Marine Corps 230th Anniversary reverse (2005)

Brown vs Board of Education obverse

Minnesota quarter reverse (2005)

Benjamin Franklin Scientist dollar reverse (2006)

Nebraska quarter reverse (2006)

Thomas Jefferson First Spouse reverse (2007)

Little Rock High School Commemorative (2007)

Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse reverse (2008)

Jane Pierce First Spouse reverse (2010)

Franklin Pierce Presidential Dollar obverse (2010)

Native American Dollar reverse (2010)

Boy Scouts of America Dollar (2010)

Julia Grant First Spouse reverse (2011)

ATB Quarter – Hawaii Volcanos Park reverse (2012)

Caroline Harrison First Spouse reverse (2012)

His private commissions include:

Four pillars of Freedom for the Ronald Reagan Library

Christening medal for the USS Ronald Reagan

Captain’s medal for the USS Ronald Reagan

Pope John Paul II 25th Anniversay medal

George W. Bush inaugural medal

source: Mint Website His driver’s license showed his name as Charles Lesley Vickers.  obit: E-Sylum 1/15/23

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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