UK based luxury goods firm East India Company has honored Sachin Tendulkar by issuing a rare coin in his name. The company has issued an exclusive legal tender gold coin worth 12,000 pound sterling in honour of Tendulkar’s remarkable career spanning 24 years.

The London-based firm said, “Only 210 gold coins, each weighing precisely 200g, are being issued to pay tribute to Tendulkar at a global level. Only very few will ever see this coin in the flesh, making them exceptionally rare and precious amongst thousands of fans who yearn to own a piece of the superstar’s legacy. Every single 200g coin issued is a masterpiece in its own right. Exclusively presented in a custom made presentation box the coin is accompanied by an individually numbered and personally signed certificate of authenticity along with an autographed cricket bat by Sachin Tendulkar.”

Tendulkar said he was honoured by the recognition. He added, “All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I am very fortunate to have lived this dream for the last 24 years. I am honoured to be recognized with the issue of these special coins, which have been impressively designed with a lot of thought.”