How do striations relate to "BU" status?
Bought four French 20fr gold coins and inspected them under 10x since I want them slabbed. I've never sent coins for certification before but I really have to with small gold coins else I'll probably lose them!
Three of the four look good but one has striations every which way. Since I paid extra for the "BU" variant (next down is "XF/AU") I'm sort of miffed. But 1) I did have to use the loupe to see them and 2) I really don't know the relevant protocols. Do these marks keep it from BU status? Obviously they would prevent MS but MS seems to be a legit 'term of art' and BU is not. Thoughts? I'm anything but expert.
Tried searching for "Liberty Coin" (the dealer) but got waylaid for what should be obvious reasons. The coin looks worse than this pic.