Federer's face to be minted on Swiss coin

The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer's image on it.

The government says it's the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer's image on it will be minted next year.

The government says the 20-time Grand Slam champion is probably "Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland."

The 'heads' side of the coin shows Federer playing a one-handed backhand. The government says a limited edition of up to 95,000 Federer coins can be ordered, costing 30 Swiss francs.

They will be dispatched in January.

(with news agency inputs)