Roger Federer honoured by Switzerland with a commemorative coin

Roger Federer honoured by Switzerland with a commemorative coin

Switzerland’s 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will become the first living person to be celebrated on a coin in the country.

The Federal Mint, Swissmint, will release a 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coin in January.

“Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege,” said the 38-year-old world number three.

“Roger Federer’s sporting achievements, his charitable commitments, his easy-going nature and his accessibility to his fans have prompted Swissmint to dedicate this 20-franc silver coin to him – the first time it has done so with a living person,” a Swissmint spokesperson told Reuters.