Roger Federer will become the first living person dedicated via Swiss commemorative coin.
The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion’s face will adorn a 20-franc silver coin starting Jan. 23. Then in May, a 50-franc Federer gold coin will be released with a different design.
“As well as being probably Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland,” a press release read. “There is no other Swiss person in the world as well known as Roger Federer.”
Swissmint is holding a presale for the coins until Dec. 19, or until the 55,000 units sell out. Each coin costs 30 Swiss francs.
The idea may have been coined by Swiss tabloid Blick, which printed an image of Federer on a Swiss coin after he won his 20th Grand Slam singles title at the 2018 Australian Open.
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