Roger Federer coin proves too popular for Swiss mint’s webshop

Carrie Guzman
December 4, 2019

"The Federal Mint Swissmint is honoring Roger Federer and, for the first time in its history, dedicating a Swiss commemorative coin to a living person", Swissmint confirmed in a statement on its website. Swissmint confirmed that 55,000 of the cash, that includes Federer delivering a backhand, might be produced and might be obtainable for pre-order from Tuesday till December 19.

With demand anticipated to be excessive, Swissmint mentioned one other 40,000 cash may very well be issued in Might whereas a 50 franc gold coin, that includes a distinct design would even be produced subsequent yr. The coins will be issued on January 23, 2020.

The 20 franc silver coins will be worth $29.48.

Above all, Swissmintexternal hyperlink writes, Federer is "the appropriate ambassador for Switzerland". The government says that a limited edition order of 95,000 Federer coins valued at 30 Swiss francs may be placed soon.

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Anticipating excessive call for for the coin, Swissmint has released for the primary time a pre-sale of an "uncirculated high-quality" of the coin.

This year's commemorative Swiss coins included the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, the Furka Pass and the roe deer.

Federer has won 20 Grand Slams and he is regarded as one of the best players to have ever stepped on the tennis court. One could nearly lose count of his tennis records - he spent 237 consecutive weeks as world number one, in terms of his ranking. In 2012, the German city of Halle - where Federer is now a 10-time champion - named a street after the legend. In 2007, Swiss Post released a Roger Federer stamp in his birthplace of Basel.

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