• 1 Real 2015, KM# 710, Brazil, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Paralympic Athletics
  • 1 Real 2015, KM# 710, Brazil, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Paralympic Athletics
Description

An Olympic tradition since the ancient Games, the commemorative coins have been formally organised as collectors’ items since the Helsinki 1952 Games. The Rio 2016 Games edition, the first coin collection package in Brazilian history.

The Brazilian Central Bank created 36 commemorative coins 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.

Obverse

Two running athletes wearing blades. The blades are transtibial prostheses, meaning they replace legs and feet that are amputated below the knee. They were developed by medical engineer Van Phillips and designed to store kinetic energy like a spring, allowing the wearer to jump and run effectively.

The fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event for disabled athletes. These Games introduced two new sports to the Paralympic program; canoeing and the paratriathlon. The athletics programme (177 events) is the largest element of the Games in terms of entrants, and medals awarded. Athletes are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows athletes to compete against others with a similar level of function.

BRASIL
RIO 2016

Reverse

Numerical denomination and date surrounded by geometric patterns and Southern Cross.

Crux is a constellation located in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way, and is the smallest but one of the most distinctive of the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for cross, and it is dominated by a cross-shaped or kite-like asterism that is commonly known as the Southern Cross.

1
REAL
2015

Edge

1 Real

KM# 710 Schön# 220
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Bronze Plated Steel
Center Stainless Steel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Casa da Moeda do Brasil (CMB)

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