Roger Federer to become first living person to be celebrated on Swiss coins

Switzerland’s 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will become the first living person to be celebrated on a coin in the country.

The Federal Mint, Swissmint, will release a 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coin in January.

It plans to add a Federer SFr50 gold coin in May.

“Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honor and privilege,” said the 38-year-old world number three.

Considering that the coin is expected to attract a lot of interest from around the world, Swissmint has decided to open a pre-sale for the silver coin in “uncirculated” quality.

From 2 to 19 December or while stocks last, the coin can be purchased via Swissmint’s webshop; payment is by credit or debit card only.

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