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2014-01-31

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games commemorative coin designs revealed

Designed by the Brazilian Central Bank and Brazilian Mint, the first batch of coins will enter circulation this year

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

The Brazilian Central Bank has revealed 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 later this year, to be followed by three further launches, scheduled for 2015 and 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), were produced by the Brazilian Central Bank and Brazilian Mint, 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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