Bern, Dec. 3 -- : Veteran tennis star Roger Federer is all set to become the first living person in Switzerland to have a coin minted in his honour.

The Federal Mint, Swissmint on Monday announced that they would be honouring the veteran. It will release a 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coin in January next year.

"The Federal Mint Swissmint is honouring Roger Federer and, for the first time in its history, dedicating a Swiss commemorative coin to a living person," Swiss Mint said in an official statement.

The 38-year-old took to Twitter to announce the news and captioned the post as: "Thank you Switzerlandand Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege".

Federer has won 20 Grand Slams and he is regarded as one of the best p...