Roger Federer will become the next January 23, the only person who may boast of pay in Switzerland with a currency that carries coined his face. Buy with a “Federer” can become commonplace in the country swiss, whose mint confirmed yesterday that it will put in circulation two pieces of legal tender with the image of a tennis player, something that until the moment had only occurred with personalities and swiss who had already died.
The first coin with the face of the athlete shall be of silver, will be issued by the middle of next month of January and will have a value of 20 francs (around 18 euros). It is expected that manufacture of 55,000 pieces, but who wants to be with one of them must go to the pre-sale has already begun and closes on the 19th of December. To see the face of Federer on a gold background, will have to wait a little more. That second currency with the face of the tennis player more winner of the story will be gold and will have a value of 50 francs (45 euros). A collectors item that some will be able to get the taste of pay in a restaurant while your idol struggle to lengthen even more your legend in the ski world.
For now, just know the design of the coin of 20 francs that will be circulated in January. In the same, appears Federer with one of his gestures more characteristic, preparing to hit a ball upside-down, wearing her usual ribbon on the head. It has not yet been made public how it will be the golden coin, but what is known is that the design will be completely different.
Federer is the first living person they will see his face on a coin switzerland is not something trivial. The player is an idol sporting world, but is also a leader and a reference in the plot human. “The reason to immortalize Roger in a currency is not only for their successes on the court, but also by its social commitment, especially through his foundation to help children in quality of ambassador of the United Nations Fund for Children (Unicef),” explains Swissmint, the factory of currency of the country swiss in a press release.
The tennis player, for his part, is thrilled with the idea of being able to travel in the pockets of their fellow countrymen and fans from all over the world. “It is an incredible honor and a privilege,” he explained in the social networking Federer, winner of 103 titles throughout his career, including 20 Grand Slam (eight titles at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, five at the US Open and one at Roland Garros). From now on, in addition for their sporting successes, the swiss can boast of being the only one with a coin with his face.
Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/deportes/abci-pagar-federer-201912030407_noticia.html