"Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honor and privilege", Federer wrote on his Twitter account. "He has a unique way of embodying likeability down-to-earthiness, success and eloquence", the Swiss government.
It's the first time in its history that Swissmint has created a commemorative coin to honour a living person. The Swiss coin gesture was not the first time Federer was honored in a special way. He holds the most grand slam men's singles titles, 20 of them, and has won 103 singles titles in total so far.
Swissmint cited his 237 straight weeks at world No. 1 and his grand slam haul before mentioning his off-court charitable work, including his foundation. In 2007, the Swiss Post released a Roger Federer stamp in his birthplace of Basel.