“Speak friend and enter” This is a 1in enamel pin
what is a 'standard' pin?
A standard enamel pin is a pin that is pretty much perfect. There might be some light scratches, but these pins are free from any major defects that make the pin a second grade.
what are ‘seconds’ pins?
A second grade enamel pin is a pin that has more imperfections in comparison to a standard pin.
You can expect to see one or more of these imperfections on a second grade enamel pin:
-Scuff and scratches
-Uneven enamel surface
-Small-Large dots/pooling of misplaced color
-Multiple air bubbles or large air bubbles
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what’s the difference between ‘B’ and ‘C’ grade?
The different grades represent the varying degrees of imperfections in comparison to a standard pin.
You can expect to see more imperfections in a ‘C’ grade pin than a ‘B’ grade. In some ‘B’ grade pins the imperfections may be small scratches or air bubbles while in comparison ‘C’ grade pins may have a lot of scratches or overflow of enamel.