In 2013, the USTA and The MeiGray Group introduced a pure silver Flip Coin to be used on court by each chair referee for the pre-match coin flip designating the player who serves first at each Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals match in Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
These uniquely minted coins were limited to one per match. Each coin was individually serial numbered, and authenticated on court by a USTA-MeiGray authenticator who received the coin from the chair referee on court immediately after the flip was completed between the players.
Offered here is the actual coin flipped prior to the MEN’S DOUBLES SEMIFINALS match featuring Ivan Dodig & Marcelo Melo vs. Alexander Peya & Bruno Soares on September 5, 2013 on Louis Armstrong Stadium court. The one troy ounce .999 silver coin features a “heads” side with the US Open 2013 logo and a “tails” side showing two tennis rackets. The coin is numbered 0010 on the edge. The coin is accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from USTA-Meigray (please note the certification calls the match the Quarterfinal match but it was actually a semifinal match) as well as documentation from The Highland Mint.
Peya & Soares won the match 7-5, 6-4.