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Rim Dings

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Rim damage or bruises to the rim that are serious whereby they are deep, lengthy, and display much metal movement will not be certified by NGC. We feel these forms of rim damage distract from the overall appearance of the coin so as to not allow a proper grade to be assigned.


As you mentioned, there are instances where slight and subtle dents or nicks can be found upon the rim and the coin will still achieve a grade. In those cases, it is felt the rim is merely doing its job in protecting the coin's surface in taking the brunt of force from contact with other coins, thus its minor damage is incorporated into the overall grade for the coin.


Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to verbalize what is and what is not acceptable, but I hope this explanation helps a bit.


Happy holidays.



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