Honouring the sporting elite to represent Australia in Rio de Janeiro, this coloured coin celebrates the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team. With this unique memento the public will be able to show their support for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team. Whether kept as a personal memento or given as a gift, this coin portrays a message of triumph and athleticism.
The inaugural Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960. Since then these Games have been held in each host city following the Olympic Games. Australians have participated in every Paralympics to date and have achieved a top five finish on the medal tally at every Games since 1996.
This commemorative piece is the first $2 coin to feature multiple colours representative of the Australian Paralympic Committee logo, incorporated into the design, capturing a moment in a wheelchair race at its dynamic best. This design embodies the spirit of the Australian Paralympic Committee’s ‘Believe’ campaign, conveying the self-belief and strength needed to become an elite athlete.