It is known that CAC does take into account strike designations when evaluating a coin. For example, if a Mercury is an "A" coin but the TPG has called the coin Full Bands and CAC graders are of the opinion that the bands are not truly full, the coin will not generally get a green bean.
But how about a Mercury that clearly has FB but the TPG did not designate as FB. Assuming the coin is "A" quality, will it get a gold sticker?
What do you say @JACAC