The Federal Mint, Swissmint has created a 20-franc silver coin bearing tennis legend Roger Federer's image in it.
Federer will become the first living person in Switzerland to have a coin minted in his honour. For the first time, Swissmint has created a commemorative coin to honour a living person.
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In an official statement released on Monday, the Swissmint said, “The Federal Mint Swissmint dedicates Roger Federer, and thus for the first time in its history of a still-living personality, a Swiss commemorative coin.”
The pre-sale began on December 2 and continues until 19 December for the 20-franc coin, or until the first minting run of 55,000 units has sold out, whichever comes first.
More coins will have Federer's face in the year 2020. In May next year, Swissmint plans to issue a Federer 50-franc gold coin featuring a different design.
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Expressing happiness over the move, Federer took to his official twitter handle and tweeted, “Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege.”
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