Pin Grading System
Pin Grading Policy
Enamel pins are handmade items that have natural variations and slight flaws that can occur during the production process. No pin will be perfect and every pin maker's grading standard varies. Please read below for my grading standard.
No major defects but may exhibit very minor imperfections that can only be seen under close inspection.
- Stray glitter
- Wiggly posts
- Low-fill enamel in small areas
- Tiny pores in glittery areas
- Slightly misaligned screen printing
- Small traces of random debris (dust, fuzz, etc.)
- Tiny bubbles in enamel, glitter or epoxy coating
- Light scuffing, scratches, dents, enamel bleeding
- Slight discoloration and imperfections in/on the metal plating on the sides and /or back of the pin
- Minor enamel miscoloration
- Slightly thicker metal outlines
Noticeable minor defects, however, very close to being Standard grade pin.
- Moving posts
- Low-fill in large areas
- Chipped metal plating
- Discoloration or staining
- Missing enamel or plating
- Wrong enamel fill colors
- Large dents, divots, scratches
- Missing or badly printed screen printing
- Excessive bubbles, scratches, dents, divots
- Foreign materials embedded in enamel, glitter or epoxy
Very visible multiple minor and / or major defects. Perfect for those on a budget. This grade is mostly for spinning pins, meaning that they either do not spin or have issues spinning. In addition to defects mentioned above, C grades may also have...
- Missing posts
- Discolored / tarnished plating
- Missing/chipped enamel