Roger Federer First Living To Have Swiss Coin Minted In His Honour

Roger Federer first living man on Swiss franc

Tennis nice Roger Federer is to develop into the primary residing Swiss to have a coin minted of their honour, with a commemorative 20 franc ($20.06) silver piece bearing his picture being issued in January.

Veteran tennis star Roger Federer is all set to become the first living person in Switzerland to have a coin minted in his honour.The Federal Mint, Swissmint on Monday announced that they would be honouring the veteran.

Swissmint also confirmed its plans to issue a 50 franc ($50) coin featuring Federer next year, which will feature a different design.

The 38-year-old 20-time Grand Slam champion is regarded by many as the best tennis participant ever and is a nationwide hero in Switzerland. Having won 103 tour-level titles including 20 Grand Slam singles trophies and 28 ATP Masters 1000s, Federer is easily one of the most decorated players in tennis. His glorious CV also includes his record 310 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. In 2007, Swiss Post released a Roger Federer stamp in his birthplace of Basel.

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More coins will have Federer's face next year. "One could nearly lose count of his tennis records". The Swiss coin gesture was not the first time Federer was honored in a special way. The Proof quality coins are individually packed in coin capsules and sold in a presentation case, complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

55,000 coins - which will feature Federer - will be available for pre-order from December 3 until December 19.

Meanwhile, for the 20-franc coin, the pre-sale began on Monday.

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