Missing Staple Question
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Hi folks, have a quick grading question for you.  If a mid-silver age key would grade out at say a 9.0 but it has a production defect in that it's missing its top staple (no top staple holes or imprints at all... bottom staple is secure), would the grade be reduced for this?  I was thinking not but would appreciate others thoughts.  Also, if the 9.0 grade isn't impacted, at what grade level do you think the missing staple would come into play?  9.4? 9.6? 9.8?  Thanks so much...

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Having a single missing staple due to production error shouldn't impact grade. I'm not sure if or at what level grade would be impacted. I know I've seen 9.2's & 9.4's, but don't recall higher. The staple error seems far more common in SA Marvels than SA DC's fwiw.

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10 hours ago, EastEnd1 said:

Hi folks, have a quick grading question for you.  If a mid-silver age key would grade out at say a 9.0 but it has a production defect in that it's missing its top staple (no top staple holes or imprints at all... bottom staple is secure), would the grade be reduced for this?  I was thinking not but would appreciate others thoughts.  Also, if the 9.0 grade isn't impacted, at what grade level do you think the missing staple would come into play?  9.4? 9.6? 9.8?  Thanks so much...

The production defect keeps it out of Mint/Gem Mint range, meaning, that this could get a 9.8 maximum.

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On 5/6/2020 at 7:07 AM, theCapraAegagrus said:

The production defect keeps it out of Mint/Gem Mint range, meaning, that this could get a 9.8 maximum.

Tell this to my eBay buyers. 2c

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