Federer’s face to be minted on Swiss franc

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

In a recent development, the Swiss government has announced that it has minted a 20 franc silver coin with Swiss Tennis icon Roger Federer's image imprinted on it.

In a statement posted on the Swiss Federal Government's website Monday, Swissmint said it'll be the first time in its history that it is dedicating commemorative coins to a living person.

"As well as being probably Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman, he is also the ideal ambassador for Switzerland", the Swiss government said in a press release.

According to the BBC, Federer said: 'Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege'.

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The Swiss government has made a decision to honor Roger Federer with the special award, producing produce a commemorative 20 franc silver coin with Federer's image on it.

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

The "heads" side of the coin shows Federer holding a racket with a tennis court being pictured on the background. They are expected to be ready by January.

The currency of the 50 francs will have a different design.

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