The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer’s image on it. The government says it’s the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be minted next year.
Roger Federer has owned the men’s singles tennis scene for the best part of 15 years and now is your chance to finally own him. The TWENTY-time Grand Slam champion has won it all (except that Olympic singles gold, nice one, Andy) and now he’s added another first to his already bulging trophy cabinet.
Federer will become the first living person in his home country to be honoured on a coin. He also becomes, as far as I’m aware, the first living GOAT to appear on a coin. The Swiss government said in a statement Federer is the best-known Swiss person on and off the court. As well as his record for the most men’s Grand Slam singles titles, Federer also runs a charitable foundation for children in southern Africa and was the first Swiss UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
The silver coin will be sold in a limited edition of 95,000 coins for 30 Swiss francs (£23.38/$30.09), which seems like short change, but as anyone who knows me will tell you I don’t know the first thing about money.