A commemorative silver coin depicting tennis champion Roger Federer has proved so popular that the Swiss Mint's website has been paralyzed. For the 20-franc coin, the pre-sale has already begun and is expected to run until December 19 or until the first minting run of 55,000 units gets sold out - whichever happens first.
Federer also spoke about the blessing of being a famous tennis player: "Playing on the biggest stadiums around the world, achieving more than my dreams has been great".More news: How do Denmark's Pisa school results compare to other countries?
There is a consolation prize for those missing out: the mint plans to issue a Federer-themed gold coin in May of next year.
'Roger Federer's wearing achievements, his charitable commitments, his easy-going nature and his accessibility to his fans like prompted Swissmint to commit this 20-franc silver coin to him, the most well-known time it has executed so with a living person, ' a Swissmint spokesperson actually helpful Reuters.More news: New ‘Strandhogg’ vulnerability targeting Android users discovered
The date of issue is scheduled for the 23rd January 2020, and the pre-sale (Uncirculated quality) began on the 2nd December 2019.
"Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege", Federer wrote on Twitter. The government says that a limited edition order of 95,000 Federer coins valued at 30 Swiss francs may be placed soon. "He has a unique way of embodying likeability down-to-earthiness, success and eloquence", the Swiss government.More news: Heisman trophy victor Pat Sullivan passes away
Federer has won 20 Grand Slams and he is regarded as one of the best players to have ever stepped on the tennis court. He later went on to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.The 38-year-old finished at the number three position in the ATP rankings. In 2007, Swiss Post released a Roger Federer stamp in his birthplace of Basel.
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