Tennis champion Roger Federer’s sporting legacy is to be immortalized in a Swiss coin bearing his face and name. The Swiss government announced that it is to bring out a commemorative 20 franc silver coin in January 2020 to honour the 38 year old’s remarkable career.
55,000 of these coins will be produced which will be available for 30 francs on line between Dec 2 and Dec 19. It has been reported that an additional 40,000 coins may be produced next year depending on the demand.
On his Twitter account the Tennis legend wrote ‘Thank you Switzerland, and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege.’
The Swiss government said that Federer was being honoured as he is ‘probably Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland.’