@C-B-D showed a coin labeled as having been tooled. A previous owner had embellished details of the coin in an effort to improve the grade. In short, it was a deceptive act. When I think of tooling on a coin my first reaction is the piece has been deceptively manipulated. Possibly one of the most negative comments a TPG could use on a label. The coin below is a coin that I own. It is labeled as having a tooled reverse. Though the photos don’t show it well, the “tooling” is not deceptive manipulation. In fact, it is apparent that a previous owner in years past attempted to remove grime between the bars with a pocket knife. In my view, this was not an action that was done to deceive. As far as I am concerned, it makes no difference as I have no plans to ever sell the coin. But it brings a question to mind. Should “tooling” be used to describe damage that is not intentionally deceptive?