what is up with this 2017 Palladium Eagle?
other side looks perfect.
Any opinions on this 2017 Palladium Eagle would be appreciated, especially regarding the rim damage. It came from Apmex as a BU coin when they were first released, spot +149. They offered a full refund but no exchange, saying they were completely out of stock.
Opinions at my local coin store vary. "OH... that is terrible. You'd be lucky to get spot for that!", from the witch and troglodyte at front desk. Handed to a more experienced chap who examined under magnification, he said perhaps "fabric" got embedded during the striking process. He thought he could see some debris in the defect and suggested carefully cleaning it, and an outside chance it would be a graded as a mint error.
Of course, I did not clean it.
What do you think?