Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
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Roger Federer First Living To Have Swiss Coin Minted In His Honour

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

"As well as being probably Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman, he is also the ideal ambassador for Switzerland", the mint said.

According to a report in the official ATP website, it is set to continue until December 19, or until the first minting run of 55,000 units has sold out, whichever comes first.

'Roger Federer's wearing achievements, his charitable commitments, his easy-going nature and his accessibility to his fans like prompted Swissmint to commit this 20-franc silver coin to him, the most well-known time it has executed so with a living person, ' a Swissmint spokesperson actually helpful Reuters. In May 2020, Swissmint plans to issue a Federer 50-franc gold coin featuring a different design.

Recently a silver coin will be released with a picture of tennis veteran Roger Federer. There is also a 30-franc coin which is planned for a 2020 release.


Meanwhile, Swissmint wrote, "Federer is the flawless ambassador for Switzerland. He has a unique way of embodying likeability down-to-earthiness, success and eloquence", the Swiss government.

This yr's commemorative Swiss cash included the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, the Furka Go and the roe deer. He has taken 20 major titles - the most in history by a male player- and has been ranked world number one for a record 310 weeks. In 2012, the German city of Halle - where Federer is now a 10-time champion - named a street after the legend.

"There is no other Swiss person in the world as well known as Roger Federer", it added.

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