FAQ: Interchangeable Character Pride Flag Enamel Pins
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Grading Guide

Grading Guide


Standards may or may not have imperfections such as but not limited to:

♡ Small marks, specks, bubbles, scuffs, or scratches on metal/enamel

♡ Minor screen print errors, including mild scratches or offset

♡ Small amounts of under/over fill

♡ Some overpolishing/uneven surface finish

♡ Minor metal discolorations or tarnish

Many of these flaws can only be seen in certain lighting or from certain angles, in which case they will be sent as standards. Sides/backs are not graded on standards pins unless plating is stripped in a way that can be visible from the front. Pins are not all exactly the same due to their largely hand-filled process - therefore, I do not accommodate requests for ‘collector quality’ as it is not an option that I offer.


Dyed pins naturally have more imperfections such as dust and scratches due to how they are made with epoxy; these are considered Standard. They may have:

♡ Uneven epoxy surface or overfilled epoxy

♡ Dents, dust or scratches in the epoxy

♡ Rough plating

♡ Small marks of enamel

Because of the nature of the material, dyed metal cannot be cleaned or fixed after they are made. Therefore, the grading is more lenient than regular hard enamel.


Seconds have imperfections such as but not limited to:

♡ Enamel with extreme overfill or underfill

♡ Significant tarnish, stains, or noticeable scratches in either enamel or metal

♡ Large gouges or holes in the metal

♡ Noticeably misplaced glitter

♡ More extreme screen printing errors such as missing printing altogether

♡ Missing enamel

♡ Extreme scuffs and missing plating on metal

Last updated: June 07, 2022 11:41

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