Swissmint has created a 20-franc silver coin that has Federer's image on it. That makes the veteran the first-ever living person to be on a Swiss coin.

Reportedly, next year there will be more coins with Federer's face on them. It is also believed that in May 2020, Swissmint has planned to issue a Federer 50-franc gold coin featuring a different design. For the 20-franc coin, the pre-sale has already begun and is expected to run until Dec. 19 or until the first minting run of 55,000 units gets sold out — whichever happens first.

If you miss out on the first sale, there is no need to be disappointed. Apparently, if the demands are more, the Swissmint "reserves the right to produce a further 40,000 coins and issue them in May 2020."

On Monday, Federer took to social media to thank his country for the "incredible honor and privilege."

"Thank you Switzerland__and Swissmint for this incredible honor and privilege. #DankeSchweiz#MerciLaSuisse#GrazieSvizzera#GraziaSvizra," Federer wrote on his official Twitter account. 

Roger Federer is looking to end the season on a high with a fourth title of the year -- although he failed to win a 21st Grand Slam this season Roger Federer Photo: AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL

Undoubtedly, Federer is the greatest-ever sportsperson produced by Switzerland, who has been the face of tennis for close to two decades. Having won 103 tour-level titles including 20 Grand Slam singles trophies and 28 ATP Masters 1000s, Federer is easily one of the most decorated players in tennis. His glorious CV also includes his record 310 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.

Apart from his on-court accomplishments, Federer also does well off it as he has a self-named foundation, which he created in 2003. The Swiss coin gesture was not the first time Federer was honored in a special way. In 2012, the German city of Halle - where Federer is now a 10-time champion - named a street after the legend. In 2007, the Swiss Post released a Roger Federer stamp in his birthplace of Basel.