i took it home and managed to clean off the scuff marks (it was so scuffed up that i wasn't terribly careful how i buffed the grey marks out but i was super fortunate to not cause any further permanent damage!) and it definitely was given some new life.
i look forward to adding it to the other butterfly gold pieces i already own (oh, plus i bought a set of butterfly gold mugs with the 403 but forgot to photograph them)!
then, last night i managed to get to the "big city" (i do live an hour away from the closest metropolis) and snuck into a value village just before closing time. there it was. a gorgeous and amazing butterfly gold 444! i was so excited! i hurriedly grabbed it and flipped it over to see the price...$12.99! oh, no! :( i was so bummed to have to leave it behind but i just couldn't justify paying that much money. it was such a hard thing to do especially after not having had any new pieces in so long and then finding different butterfly gold pieces earlier in the day. oh, well. i shall keep my hopes up and keep on pyrex hunting!