This conversation is basically just going around in a circle. There are a group of guys on this forum who are black and white players in a world of grey. The philosophy of "wear is wear" and that any coin showing high point friction therefore must be considered to be a circulated coin is about as black and white as it gets. It doesn't consider the fact that the high point friction is generated in the exact same way that contact marks are generated, by coin to coin contact. These same people readily accept that coins banging into each other while in bags, hoppers, coin counters etc. will have contact marks that were not there at the time the coin was minted, rather happened during transit or distribution after leaving the coining press. But when it comes to high point friction from coins sliding over top of each other, or from a contact in a roll, all of a sudden the resultant damage is as you have called it is "special" and the coin must suffer the punitive fate of being relegated to AU status even though it may have been freshly plucked from a sealed mint bag. The practice of allowing for roll friction is limited to a very few series and the areas in question where the friction appears is very well defined. It is the EXCEPTION to the rule that wear precludes a coin from being uncirculated. But rather than accepting the "exception" they drone on about how the TPGs ignore their own grading standards. It is, in a word, exhausting! To all the guys who say "wear is wear," why is this Morgan Dollar not graded AU, I clearly see wear above the ear?