Pin Grading

All enamel pins are made by hand and individually filled and polished by workers so it’s difficult to guarantee 100% perfection! I do not sell Collectors grade (S grade) or Mod grade (C grade) pins. Please read my pin grading guide below before purchasing~

 

Standard Grade

Standard grade pins are the best quality pins I offer. All pins are standard grade unless otherwise stated. Standard grade pins contain no major imperfections, but please note that since pins are handmade, they may include some minor imperfections such as:

  • Small scratches or scuffs on the metal or enamel
  • Minor imperfections in metal plating
  • Tiny bubbles/speckles/pores
  • Minor underfill/uneven fill of the enamel
  • Scruffs on the side or back of pin (NOT the front)
  • Slightly misaligned screenprinting

 

Seconds

Seconds pins have more noticeable flaws and will be sold at a discounted price. Seconds pins are not guaranteed to come with backing cards. Imperfections may include:

  • Deep scratches on the metal or enamel
  • Heavily noticeable imperfections in metal plating
  • Obvious and multiple air bubbles/specks/pores
  • Overflow or underfill of enamel in obvious areas
  • Completely unfilled areas/missing enamel
  • Bent pin needle
  • Misaligned screenprinting
  • No glitter detail/glitter overflow
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