Have we reached the conclusion of authenticity of this high 2 varieties? Some members of this forum had questioned about the authenticity of this coin two years ago. I did not participate in the discussion at that time and want to wait to see if more of this varieties could be discovered later. Based on the current data, only one confirmed 1/10 oz. (3805833-053) and one 1/20 oz. (3805833-054) were graded by NGC recently. These two coins have the same invoice #, therefore, the same person owns this two coins. Strongly, the previous confirm 1/10 oz. and 1/20 oz. (33017379-026 and -027) high 2 also had the same invoice # and submitted by the same person. Since we do not know the cert. # of the other two sets, we can not really verify if they are indeed high 2 version.

Here is my question. What is the probability of the same person to own both coins? Furthermore, what is the probability of second person to own the both coins again?

Attached are the pictures copied from NGC websites. First two pictures are for 0.1 oz. and third and fourth pictures are for 0.05 oz.

http://www.ngccoin.com/VPVariety.aspx?coinid=5170http://www.ngccoin.com/VPVariety.aspx?coinid=5171Both examples given at NGC website shown both coins were made poorly.

Here is my understanding of the minting process. An artist creates a large plaster model of the coin, usually about 8 in size. Next, a reducing lathe takes several days to reduce the image into a proper size of steel master hub. Therefore, the design of 1/10 oz. and 1/20 oz. ought to be identical. The pictures at NGC websites show the position of date 1992 differ from each other and can not be from the same original mold.

There are too many questions to be answered. Perhaps, NGC realized the mistake and decided to stop grading this varieties, and therefore, only one extra set shown up in the population report during last two years. Can any member of this forum who may have good connection to NGC to find out if this varieties still will be acceptable for grading?