Celebrating 50 years of the work of WWF 50p



Issued 2011
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Matthew Dent
Edge Plain
Inscription WWF, 2011
Mintage 3,400,000
B.U pack C
7.20 L
2011 I
Sold 11,983 K

Design details:

The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) was conceived in 1961, and is the largest conservation organisation in the world, focussing their work on saving endangered species and conserving the world's most precious natural places. The reverse of this 50p design features 50 different icons to represent the variety of work which the organisation is involved with. Created by award-winning graphic designer Matthew Dent.

Matthew said: 'I wanted to design a selection of stylised icons to represent the various facets of WWF that would be recognisable when fitted onto the coin's face. Peer closely and you'll see mammals, birds, fish, insects and lizards, fruit, seeds, trees and plants, and icons representing the human impact'. I spoke to Matt in March 2018 he's a lovely guy and the full interview can be found on the 'Check your change' facebook group.