Pin Grading

[click here for fullsize image to see the flaws]
 
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Each pin creator have their own way of grading their pins. It's different for each person and there isn't really a standardize way. For my pin grading I use the term "Standard" and "Seconds". Some may use "A-grade""B-grade" or "C-grade"
The + and - in the image isn't a category thing I do. It's just a way to show the better and worse flaws.
I do have a grade worse than seconds but I usually want the buyer to see the bad flaws that it have before buying.
 
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Standard

What I consider my best of the pin batch. 

  • Slight flaws. Not very noticeable at normal view.
  • Some scuffs or scratches
  • Small specks and dust
  • Colors may look different in person

Seconds

Not as good as standards but good enough. 

  • Noticeable flaws
  • Low/overfilled or bubbling in the enamel
  • Wrong color
  • Deep scratches or dents
  • Heavy oxidation
  • Over polished metal