• 1 Real 2015, KM# 706, Brazil, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Paracanoe
  • 1 Real 2015, KM# 706, Brazil, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Paracanoe
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

Paracanoe (aka 'Paddability') is a variant of canoeing for athletes with a range of physical disabilities. Canoeing is a sport or recreational activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. Paracanoe debuted at the Summer Paralympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 where kayak singles races will be contested.

The classification system is based on athletes’ functional ability when it comes to paddling and applying force to the foot board or seat to propel the boat. There are currently eight different events.

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
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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