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Gold, silver coins honoring Rio 2016 Olympics presented

1. Olympic coins presented

Gold and silver commemorative coins from the Central Bank of Brazil honoring the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were presented last week, according to USA Today.

The nine coins released Friday, which included one gold piece and four silver, are the first of 36 to be launched, reports NBC Sports, which posted images of the coins. 

"The gold coins will honor Christ the Redeemer, the 100m dash and the Olympic motto—Citius, Altius, Fortius," the NBC Sports report reads.

2. Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce at 6:02 a.m. ET Thursday:

3. What's new on CoinWorld.com?

Paul Gilkes reports on the sentencing of Bernard von NotHaus, the creator of the Liberty Dollar private voluntary barter currency who was convicted in 2011 of violating federal counterfeiting statutes.

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Collectors love finding coins bearing the 'CC' Mint mark from the Carson City Mint

5. Catching up

We have a couple of updates on items from recent Morning Report posts:

6. A little more on those Olympic coins


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