I'm going to try to post one coin each day about something fun. Feel free to add to the thread with something related. This thread is about the importance of hairlines. I'm sure you folks hear that grading proofs from images is tough or impossible. It's true. Proofs are really delicate. One little rub can damage the surfaces. When you image them it's easy to show or hide any hairlines. All it takes is a tiny change in the direction or angle of the lighting. PCGS gave this a 64. Without the hairlines, it would be an easy 65. The difference is about a $1000 in value. I'm posting two sets of images to show how easy it is to hide the hairlines.