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07.12.2019 Tennis

Roger Federer’s Face Will Go On Silver Swiss Coin

By forbes.com
Roger Federer’s Face Will Go On Silver Swiss Coin
LISTEN DEC 7, 2019

Roger Federer’s face is known the world over.

Now, the Swiss tennis great will become the first living person to have a commemorative coin dedicated to him by the Federal Mint Swissmint.

“In addition to his sporting brilliance, Roger Federer is above all the perfect ambassador for Switzerland,” the Bern-based Swissmint, which is responsible for the minting of Swiss coins, said in a statement on its website.

“He has a unique way of embodying likeability, down-to-earthiness, success, and eloquence.”

In 2007, Federer was pictured on a special edition stamp released by Swiss Post in Basel, where he grew up. He was the first person to receive the honour while still alive.

The Roger Federer coin, with a legal face value of 20 Swiss francs, shows the 38-year-old superstar playing a single-handed backhand on the “head” side.

It will be issued from January 23, 2020, with pre-sales starting 2 to 19 December.

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