Roger Federer to have new Swiss coin minted in his honour

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Roger Federer has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other male player

Being a 20-time Grand Slam champion, it is appropriate he gets the 20 franc coin.

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning an match against Germany's Alexander Zverev in Mexico City on November 23, 2019.

The second currency, this one of gold and worth 50 francs (45 euros and a half), will arrive on a date not yet specified next May, Swissmint said in a statement.

The 20 franc coin's "heads" side will have Federer's image in which he is playing his typical one-handed backhand shot.

"In addition to his sporting brilliance, Roger Federer is above all the flawless ambassador for Switzerland", Bern, Switzerland-based Swissmint, which is responsible for the minting of Swiss coins, said in a statement.

They said this is the first time a commemorative coin ever featured a living person, and it went to one of their biggest, if not the biggest, athlete.

Fans can also order these coins and they are rated at approximately 30 Swiss francs.

The government added that Federer is "probably Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman".

Swissmint confirmed that 55,000 of the coins, featuring Federer delivering a backhand, will be produced and will be available for pre-order from Tuesday until December 19. They are expected to be ready by January.

The 50 franc coin will have a different design.

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