WELCOME to the “Hermon A. MacNeil” — Virtual Gallery & Museum !

~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil,  of the Beaux Arts School American classic sculptor of Native images and American history.  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more… ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon A. MacNeil.   ~ Over 300 of stories & 4,000 photos form this virtual MacNeil Gallery stretching east to west  New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2016 marked the 150th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!  ~ CHECK OUT Uncle Hermon’s works!     Daniel Neil Leininger, webmaster

DO YOU walk by MacNeil Statues and NOT KNOW IT ???


#4 ~ Jay Cline: Praised by Many after His Passing



Since 2010 this website has been dedicated to

perpetuating the Legacy of

Hermon Atkins MacNeil 

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Jay H. Cline

 has been a majorly contributor

to that  Legacy


  1. He literally wrote the book on The Standing Liberty Quarter.
  2. That book became “the collector’s Bible” for that mintage. 
  3. Through four Editions (between 1975 1nd 2007) he updated, expanded, and refined his research.
  4. He ran J. H. Cline Rare Coins specializing in the The Standing Liberty Quarter for more that forty years.
  5. No other numismatist has devoted as much research, writing, publication, and business practice to the knowledge, identification and appreciation of Hermon MacNeil’s creative design.
  6. A Row of Liberty Standing Quarters is our LEAD Header.
  7. This is our 4th Posting in August 2023 telling some of the story of this amazing Numismatist. 

Jay H. Cline

After his death …

Over a 100 messages of condolence from collectors

were posted on the

Collectors Universe Website

Many who met JAY expressed their sorrow.

Many who never met him shared condolences.

Many more had only met him through his book on the SLQ.

ALL felt a sorrow and void with loss of a dedicated expert.


  • I’m shocked and this is hard to believe. Last I saw him he was in good shape and animated; looked like he had 10-20 years more before retirement. 
  • I met him only once but he was a genuinely nice guy and easy to talk to.  Condolences to the family.
  • Sad news. Jay had a coin shop in Dayton Ohio for years. … Miss his coin stories!  RIP Jay.
  • My sympathies to Mr. Cline’s family. image
  • Immediately thought of the dealer with the Top Hat and Standing Liberty Quarters. Rest in Peace! >>
  • Find a Hundred more at CUW


FYI.  BELOW IS one of my previous postings on MacNeil’s Liberty Standing Quarter. 

MacNeil’s masterpiece still circulated during my childhood.  Below is my childhood story:

Collecting the Standing Liberty Quarter – Part One

The Standing Liberty Quarter

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Here is ONE place to go to see sculpture of Hermon A. MacNeil & his students. Located in cities from east to west coast, found indoors and out, public and private, these creations point us toward the history and values that root Americans.

Daniel Neil Leininger ~ HAMacNeil@gmail.com
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1. Take digital photos of the work from all angles, including setting.
2. Take close up photos of details that you like
3. Look for MacNeil’s signature. Photograph it too! See examples above.
4. Please, include a photo of you & others beside the work.
5. Tell your story of adventure. It adds personal interest.
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