Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee you get a perfect pin as they’re handmade and can come with flaws. Here’s how I grade my pins.
Standard pins are pins that have a few to no flaws.
Flaws can include:
-Light scratches on metal or enamel
-Minor plating imperfections
-Dust or dirt
-Flaws on the back of the pin and sides
-Minor enamel overfill/underfill
-Small chips in metal
-Slightly misaligned screen print
-Inconsistent Enamel/Textured Enamel
-Pin pricks/Indents in Enamel
Seconds are pins with more noticeable damage to them, sold at a discounted price because of it.
Flaws with seconds can include:
-Missing metal lines
-Multiple Air Bubbles
-Lots of scratches
-Largely misaligned screen print
Please be aware that grading is up to my discretion and I grade many pins. I have a long list of possible flaws in case I miss flaws under different lighting. Most Seconds pins will have more prominent flaws while Standard pins will most likely just have a few from the list.