Numismatic stories and slide presentations

“American Trades on Obsolete Currency: SHEEP SHEARING” (14 minutes) is the first of a new series examining 18th Century trades in America as presented through Obsolete vignettes. Shearing is a very specialized profession — a required intermediate step between shepherds and tailors! Shear too close, and you hurt the sheep; shear too long, and you waste inventory. This is a worldwide profession, but the American vignettes depict some amazingly docile sheep that the ‘Great Roarin’ Dunn’ would hardly recognize.

You have multiple options for viewing:

1) View the .PDFs for Parts 1-X by clicking on the blue buttons to the left.

2) If you have Apple Keynote, send me an email, and I'll send you a link to my cloud to view it -- with any music and transitional effects.

3) If you are a coin club and want to use this as your presentation, email me at I'll send you a disk with .pdf, Keynote, and FOUR other version; in most cases, I can telephone into your meeting if you wish. Or travel for local shows.