Swiss government announces Roger Federer will be featured on a coin

Swiss government announces Roger Federer will be featured on a coin

In Dubai, Federer celebrated the 100th ATP crown, earning two more ATP 500 trophies in Halle and Basel to stay in front of the young competitors Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem for another year.

A first commemorative coin of 20 francs (about 18 euros) with the player's face will be issued on January 23 with a planned minting of 55,000 pieces, although the presale of these pieces has already begun today, until December 19.

The face of the 20-time Grand Slam victor will be minted on the silver coin, which is expected to be issued on January 23, 2020.

They said this is the first time a commemorative coin ever featured a living person, and it went to one of their biggest, if not the biggest, athlete.

According to the BBC, Federer said: 'Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege'.

A 50 franc gold coin with Federer's image on it will be minted next year.

The limited edition coin will cost 30 Swiss francs and 95,000 of the coins can be ordered.

The "head" side of the coin indicates that Federer is playing one hand with one hand.

Federer is "probably Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman, he is also the ideal ambassador for Switzerland", the Swiss government was quoted as saying by news agency Associated Press.



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