The Federal Mint, Swissmint is honouring 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer on 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coins, official dispatch of which will start January 23. It plans to add a Federer Swiss francs 50 gold coin in May 2020.
Explosive demand for the Federer coin threw the Mint’s website into a frenzy with around 2.5 million clicks too much for the shop to handle. Of the 35,000 20-franc silver coins offered in the pre-sale window, 15,000 have already been taken, the remaining are expected to sell quickly once the website returns to full functionality.
This is the first time in its history that the Swissmint has created a commemorative coin to honour a living person.