Author Topic: Switzerland 2020: Roger Federer  (Read 541 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chrisild

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8 597
  • NW · DE · EU
Switzerland 2020: Roger Federer
« on: December 03, 2019, 08:30:02 PM »
Switzerland has just issued a 20 Fr collector coin dedicated to the tennis player Roger Federer. It is dated 2020 but can already be purchased from Swissmint. This is a premiere in that Switzerland has never dedicated a coin to a living person so far. The https://www.swissmintshop.ch site seems to be down by the way ...

Offline Bimat

  • आदित्य
  • Global Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 399
  • Mumbai, India.
Switzerland 2020: Roger Federer
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 12:58:45 PM »
33,000 pieces of Roger Federer's silver coin sold out

DECEMBER 6, 2019 00:32
by DZEVAD MESIC

The pre-sale of Roger Federer's silver coin was closed out after the pre-sale quantity of 33,000 coins got sold out. Several days ago, it was announced that Swissmint company would honor the Swiss tennis legend with a commemorative 20 Swiss franc ($20) silver coin.

The coin -- which features 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer in his trademark headband preparing to strike a backhand -- could have been bought for 30 Swiss francs. "Pre-sale closed. The pre-sale quantity of 33,000 pieces of the Roger Federer silver coin is sold out.

The coins are no longer available on the web shop. However, fans who missed out on the chance to buy a coin will have opportunity to get themselves one piece in January or May. "On the day of issue of 23 January, a remaining quantity of 22,000 pieces and higher quality coins ("proof-quality" and "folder") will be put on sale.

A further 40,000 Roger Federer silver coins will be issued in May 2020," as revealed by the tennis blogger from Switzerland.

Source
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Offline Bimat

  • आदित्य
  • Global Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 399
  • Mumbai, India.
Switzerland 2020: Roger Federer
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 08:38:06 AM »
I have finally added the uncirculated version of the Roger Federer coin to my collection! It was a long wait of more than 3 months to receive to letter due to lockdown etc., was pleased to see the coin in perfect condition today after repeated follow-ups with India Post through Twitter. 8)

According to Swiss Mint, a total of 95,000 unc coins were released, all sold out.

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.