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Archive for June, 2022

The first Standing Liberty Quarter

struck in 1916 was given to

Hermon A. MacNeil, the designer.  

That original “Specimen” minting of the SLQ has

re-emerged in 2022 at an

American Numismatic Association show.

https://i0.wp.com/coinweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/1916standinglibertymacneil.jpg?w=600&ssl=1Two MacNeil ‘Ladies’ from 1916 are posed side-by-side.

ON LEFT:  1916 STANDING LIBERTY QUARTER – Original SPECIMEN. 

ON RIGHT: “PAT” ( Intellectual Development ~ [ 1916 Patten Gymnasium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL ]

Photo Credit: DFW Coin & Jewelry Center …  [ Retrieved from CoinWeek.com on 6-14-2022 at (https://coinweek.com/us-coins/macneils-personal-1916-standing-liberty-quarter-at-ana-money-show/ 

The CoinWeek website reported on March 1, 2022 that: 

MacNeil’s Personal 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter appeared at a ANA Money Show

By DFW Coin & Jewelry Center ……

The Standing Liberty quarter was designed by Hermon MacNeil and was minted from 1916 to 1930.

An exciting development at the FUN Convention (Florida United Numismatists) in Orlando earlier this year was the reappearance of MacNeil’s own Standing Liberty quarter, which is reportedly the first one struck.  Later, PCGS graded this 1916 quarter as AU-58 and featured the term “MacNeil Specimen” on the label inside the PCGS holder. It will be displayed by the DFW Coin & Jewelry Center at the upcoming ANA National Money Show at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, March 10 to 12.

Kris Oyster of DFW Coin & Jewelry Center purchased this quarter in a Capital Plastics holder at the FUN Convention in January and had it in a PCGS holder at the Long Beach Expo in February. This quarter is accompanied by two documents with notarized signatures, which relate to its provenance since it was received by MacNeil.

Hermon MacNeil was born in 1866 in Massachusetts and died in 1947 in New York. In 1966, a New York City park in College Point, Queens, was named in his honor.

MacNeil’s large works can still be viewed at various public places around the United States. His Pony Express statue in St. Joseph, Missouri, is extremely popular. His trio of statues, Guardians of Liberty, is located at the east pediment of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. MacNeil’s statue of Ezra Cornell at Cornell University is important to that institution.

The MacNeil sculpture, Intellectual Development, in front of the Patten gymnasium at Northwestern University is very much reminiscent of the female figure of liberty on the Standing Liberty quarter.  (Thus, the two MacNeil ‘Ladies’ are posed side by side in the photo above.)

MacNeil presented his own 1916 Standing Liberty quarter to his step-daughter, Dorothy Muenich. She was married to W.H. Schuling.

On August 10, 1962, Schuling’s signature was notarized on a statement that this quarter was the “first of its type off the press.” In addition to a notary, two other people witnessed Schuling sign this document, which was intended to accompany the coin from 1962 on (and still does).

Another notarized document reveals that a collector purchased this Standing Liberty quarter at the 1964 ANA Convention in Cleveland, in front of a dealer from Houston who is named in the document. In addition to the notary, another witness signed this second document, which is recently dated, “December 20, 2021”. There is thus a lineage from Hermon MacNeil to the present.

Kris Oyster, the proprietor of DFW Coin & Jewelry Center, said he “may consider putting the coin up for auction at a later date but wants to enjoy it for the time being as well as displaying it for others to see at coin shows.”

The two notarized documents explained above accompany the coin and will be part of the display.

Oyster may be reached by email, KOyster@live.com, or through the DFW Coin & Jewelry Center website, www.dfwcjc.com.
 

Retrieved from CoinWeek.com on 6-14-2022 at (https://coinweek.com/us-coins/macneils-personal-1916-standing-liberty-quarter-at-ana-money-show/ )

Retrieved from CoinWeek.com on 6-14-2022 at (https://coinweek.com/us-coins/macneils-personal-1916-standing-liberty-quarter-at-ana-money-show/ )

2016 MacNeil Medallion marks the 150th Anniversary the birth of Hermon A. MacNeil.

2016 MacNeil Medallion marking the 100th Anniversary the minting of the Standing Liberty Quarter. 

This website has documented the Standing Liberty Quarter dozens of times. 

The  MacNeil Medallion (at right) cast in 2016, commemorates:

1) the Centennial of this beautiful coin; 

2) the Sesquicentennial of Hermon’s birth in 1866; 

3) this Website dedicated to the life and works of Hermon Atkins MacNeil.

Commissioned by our webmaster, these numbered medals are available on eBay.

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After 105 years the original SPECIMEN of the

Standing Liberty Quarter

has been put on display.

Nicholas D’Amico, “Exile on 72st”,

a Friend of HAM  [https://hermonatkinsmacneil.com/],

has alerted us to this new development;

as reported by CoinWeek.com

Dear Webmaster,
Hello, a couple of years back I purchased this medal (the MacNeil Medallion) from you. Then we spoke of how terrible it was that statues all over our country are being removed. I’m contacting you now to bring your attention to an article I found today on my email from .www.dfwcjc.com, about Hermon MacNeil’s standing liberty quarter for sale!
… If you Google standing liberty quarter Hermon MacNeil Specimen, you should see it. It’s offered for 250K. 

Dear exile on 72st,
I didn’t know about the “specimen” SLQ story. Thanks indeed!
I will make a future posting on HAM about that.
You must be a coin enthusiast if you follow CoinWeek.
QUOTING THAT ARTICLE: MacNeil presented his own 1916 Standing Liberty quarter to his step-daughter, Dorothy Muenich. She was married to W.H. Schuling.”  That statement checks out. Dorothy was HERMON’S stepdaughter, a daughter of his second wife, Cecelia Muenich, who I have quoted in several postings in 2022. Webmaster

… If I purchased that specimen, I would donate it to The American Numismatic Society to be forever viewed by numismatists and historians. I have been collecting coins and medals since 1965 when coins went from silver to clad.
I never get tired of studying the coins and medals of MacNeil and Weinman.
Their sculpture and casting work too.
-exileon72st

exileon72st
That is a very noble idea. The gesture of a true coin lover / collector. It is also a story that my web followers would be interested in. Can I quote your idea? I can do that anonymously, unless you want your name associated with it.
Very fine gesture.
Coin collectors tend to be history buffs.
Dan

Dear Dan
Absolutely, thank you, you can use my name, Nicholas D’Amico and maybe it could inspire the buyer to donate it to the ANS. That coin should not be hidden or forgotten for as long as there is a United States.
-exileon72st

MORE DETAILS Tomorrow … 

 

STAY TUNED

 

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