A latest set of Rio 2016 commemorative coins have been unveiled as part of the celebrations marking one-year-to-go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, while a special set of sporting stamps have also been released.
Coins for common circulation, all worth BRL R$1 (£0.18/$0.26/€0.28) and depicting the sports of volleyball, judo, football and Para-athletics, have been rolled out to add to a total of 16 such coins unveiled so far.
One gold and four silver coins were also realased, each bearing exclusive designs of outdoor sports being practised in front of a famous Rio landmark.
The silver ones consisted of rowing on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, running in Flamengo Park, cycling at Vista Chinesa, and beach volleyball at Copacabana, with the gold coin featuring Christ the Redeemer on one side and Olympic wrestling on the other.
A total of 20 stamps have also been released, meanwhle, representing football, boxing, canoeing, fencing, golf and tennis and all based on drawings made by illustrator José Carlos Braga.
Produced by the Mint and released by the Central Bank and the Post Office, both the coins and the stamps were unveiled at a special launch event at the Maracanã Stadium.
There are due to be 31 different designs, with the last bunch set to be launched in November.
They can be purchased in Brazilian post offices or through the post office online store for Brazilian customers, costing BRL R$1.30 (£0.24/$0.35/€0.40) each and BRL R$26 (£4.60/$7.40/€6.70) for the full set.
In total, over 320 million coins are set to be produced, consisting of 36 different models: four gold, 16 silver and 16 for common circulation, with a further set to be released in November.
The fourth and final batch of coins is scheduled to be released in February 2016, with more information available via the Rio 2016 website here.
November 2014: First wave of commemorative coins released ahead of Rio 2016