Glad it wasn't as bad as we first feared with corrosion. Dirt is easy enough to make disappear. Scratches don't appear too bad you say, depending on light direction and the photo lights enhance them, I get that it can be tough when trying to shoot a photo where they show up or don't show up. I think you need to add a diffuser to one of the lights (the side that is causing the reflections) so in the last photo towards the 12:00 side, that may help. A few simple tissue papers over the lamp may do the trick. (don't start a fire though).
I'd say my grade stays about the same as VF examples usually have more dentils showing on the reverse and some details in the cuts on most of the stars. So still at F15 now no details, nice example too.
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