Roger Federer Featured on New Swiss Coin

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Swissmint is honoring the tennis legend with a commemorative 20 Swiss franc silver coin, marking the first time such a distinction has been bestowed to a living person. The Swiss native has won 20 grand slams, the most of any man.

You can buy the commemorative coin, which features Federer sporting his iconic headband preparing to strike a backhand, for 30 Swiss francs.

"As well as being probably Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland," Swissmint said in a press release. "That is reason enough for Swissmint to honor Roger Federer with a 20-franc silver coin."

Swissmint cited his 237 straight weeks at world No. 1 and his grand slam haul before mentioning his off-court charitable work, including his foundation.

"He is just as active off the court," the release said. 

The pre-sale of the coin began Monday and ends December 19 if the first run of 55,000 units lasts that long. Official dispatch then starts January 23 before a gold Federer 50 franc coin with a different design is issued in May 2020.

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