Grading

A Grade/ Standards:

These enamel pins are handmade items and therefore, can vary from unit to unit. My A grades or standards are usually graded on their front surface and on the curve. Standards pins are near perfect pins with minor imperfections.

  • Small, but noticeable, air bubbles
  • Small, but noticeable, enamel under fill
  • Some light imperfections in the metal plating
  • Surface scuffing or light scratches on the enamel or metal
  • Multiple areas of noticeable dust on hard enamel

B Grade/ Seconds:

Seconds pins have more noticeable flaws. Where some are more minor or major than others. My A grades or standards are usually graded on their front surface and on the curve.

  • Noticeable or multiple areas of under filled enamel
  • Moderately scuffed enamel or metal
  • Multiple points of imperfections on the metal plating
  • Multiple air bubbles in the enamel
  • Missing metal lines
  • Missing enamel on a small portion of the pin
  • One unfilled area of enamel
  • Enamel staining on sides or back of pin
  • Overfilled enamel that floods some metal lines
  • Noticeable amounts of dust on hard enamel
  • Small gouges or marks on enamel
  • Large areas of imperfection of the metal on the sides of the pin