Get to know the Rio 2016 Games commemorative coins

The coins will be put into circulation from August this year, featuring designs that celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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The Rio 2016 Games commemorative coins (Photo: Central Bank of Brazil )

On Thursday 30th January, the Central Bank of Brazil presented the designs of 36 commemorative coins created in order to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The package includes sixteen R$1 coins for regular circulation, and a further four gold and 16 silver coins.

The first coins are expected to enter circulation in August this year, to be followed by three further launches, scheduled for February 2015, August 2015 and February 2016. Four new coins for regular circulation as well as four silver and one gold coin will be issued at each launch.

The designs, which were approved by the National Monetary Council of Brazil (CMN in Portuguese), were produced by the Central Bank of Brazil and Brazilian Mint teams with technical support from the Rio 2016 Organising Committee.

Check out the Rio 2016 Games commemorative coins below:

The sixteen R$1 coins


Detail of the silver coins


The four gold coins


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