Roger Federer's face to be sculpted in Swiss currency

Carrie Guzman
December 4, 2019

The government has said it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with the 20-time Grand Slam champion's face on it.

It plans to add a Federer SFr50 gold coin in May.

In a recent development, the Swiss government has announced that it has minted a 20 franc silver coin with Swiss Tennis icon Roger Federer's image imprinted on it.

The government says the 20-year-old Grand Slam champion is "Switzerland's most successful athlete, he is also Switzerland's flawless ambassador".

In addition to his countless tennis records, including the most Grand Slam men's singles titles, he also runs a charitable foundation for children in southern Africa and was the first Swiss UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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However, Federer fans will be able to purchase the coin before its official release through the Swissmint website. "He has a unique way of embodying likeability, down-to-earthiness, success and eloquence".

Up to 95,000 coins will be made available.

Back in April 2007, the Swiss Post issued a special one-franc stamp to celebrate Roger's extraordinary career, never giving the same honor to a living person before.

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

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