Roger Federer's face to be minted on Swiss coin

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In Dubai, Federer celebrated the 100th ATP crown, earning two more ATP 500 trophies in Halle and Basel to stay in front of the young competitors Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem for another year.

According to the statement, Swissmint will issue a 20-franc "Roger Federer" silver coin on January 23, 2020, and a gold coin in May 2020.

"Roger Federer's sporting achievements, his charitable commitments, his easy-going nature and his accessibility to his fans have prompted Swissmint to dedicate this 20-franc silver coin to him - the first time it has done so with a living person", a Swissmint spokesperson told Reuters.

Swissmint noted should demand exceed the first minting run, a further 40,000 coins may be produced for issue in May 2020, when the Roger Federer "gold coin" is expected to be released.

The "heads" side of the coin shows Federer playing a one-handed backhand.

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

The 38-year-old tennis star is set to end 2019 calendar year ranked number 3.

The image of Roger Federer preparing his emblematic reverse shot with one hand will adorn a 20 Swiss franc silver coin.

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

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