PI - The Secret of the Circle

Niue Islands 2014 - $2 - PI - The Secret of the Circle - 50g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 500 of these coins have been issued by Helvetic Mint!
This silver coin is dedicated to the secret of the circle.
$256.23

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 50g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage 500
Quality Proof-Like
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $256.23
Coin Story

The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. Its decimal representation never ends and never settles into a permanent repeating pattern. In mathematical terminology, it is an “irrational” and a “transcendental” number, it never repeats and never ends. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century. The earliest written approximations of π are found in Egypt and Babylon, both within 1 percent of the true value. In Babylon, a clay tablet dated 1900–1600 BC has a geometrical statement that, by implication, treats π as 25/8 = 3.1250. The first recorded algorithm for rigorously calculating the value of π was a geometrical approach using polygons, devised around 250 BC by the shown Greek mathematician Archimedes.
The research for more digits of Pi will never end – as well as the endless digits…

Reverse Design

The reverse captures the Greek mathematician Archimedes calculating PI. It also features an 11mm NanoJem with the first million digits of PI. At the top you will find the inscriptions: "The secret of the circle".


Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year of issue and the denomination of the coin.

Packaging

The PI - The Secret of the Circle silver coin comes encapsulated with a Certificate of Authenticity and a matching presentation box.

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