sport news Roger Federer to become first living Swiss to have a coin minted in their honour

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Roger Federer becomes the first living Swiss to have a coin minted in their honour as his country celebrates his trophy-laden career and charity work Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slams and many regard him as the best ever The Swiss, 38, will have a 20 franc coin made to commemorate his achievements Federer took to Twitter to describe the gesture as 'an honour and a privilege' 

By Reuters

Published: 15:58 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 16:03 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Tennis great Roger Federer is to become the first living Swiss to have a coin minted in their honour, with a commemorative 20 franc (£16) silver piece bearing his image being issued in January.

The 38-year-old 20-time Grand Slam champion is regarded by many as the greatest tennis player ever and is a national hero in Switzerland.

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.

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