The third coin of the “Algorithm” series takes up the structure of the limit circle 2. The hyperbolic geometry of Escher’s form once again captures aspects of everyday life with an attentive gaze.
The protagonists of the coin are the Tigers in the Year of the Tiger, a symbol of strength and rebirth, here too they represent two equal and opposite character traits: the introvert and the extrovert, one focuses on the outside world, the other on the inside.
They are two shades of an antipodean sentiment. Shown in the same pose but with different orientations, they meet and push off in a movement that remains in perfect balance, aware that only the “right measure” is the way to a peaceful and serene existence.
Metaphorically, they refer to seemingly irreconcilable standpoints, to opposites and to the need to find a point of contact, a bridge between worlds that seem too far away.
The obverse presents the Niue coat of arms, around which revolves: FIVE DOLLARS and the year 2022, below 2oz 999 fine silver.