The 2011 WWF 50p coin is actually one of the rarest 50p coins in circulation.
Find out how much it’s really worth at this years buying and selling prices.
2011 WWF 50p Coin
The WWF 50p coin design was released into circulation in 2011, to mark 50 years since the WWF was founded in 1961.
The coin was designed by Matthew Dent as marked by his initials at the bottom of the coin on the right.
The WWf design depicts a mix of well-known animal and plant species mixed in with elements of human symbols and human activities representing the aim of nature and humans living in harmony on the planet.
In total there are 50 symbols on the coin. Including dolphins, gorillas, lions, frogs, catuses and many more.
The famous WWF Panda logo takes centre stage with the year 2011 clearly inscribed at the base of the coin.
How Much is the WWF 50p Coin Worth?
The value of the WWF 50p coin is estimated to be in the range of £2.00 to £4.00 if it is in excellent condition. Uncirculated examples could be worth up to £14.00. The WWF 50p coin is one of the rarest 50p coins in circulation if you include the Olympic 50p set from the same year.
Estimated Prices are as follows:
- Average circulated condition 50p
- Very good to excellent circulated condition £2.00 to £4.00
- Uncirculated condition £5.00 to £14.00
These price were collected from the average prices of eBay completed auctions for the coins in 2021.
How Many WWF 50p Coins Were Made?
There were 3,400,000 WWF 50p coins made for circulation in 2011, the same year as the mega-popular set of 29 Olympic Games 50p coins which is the set that ignited a collecting frenzy for 50p coins.
More WWF 50p coins were minted for circulation than any Olympic coin that year.
Is the WWF 50p Coin 50p Coin Rare?
Excluding the Olympic set of 50p coins, the WWF 50p is one of the top 10 rarest 50p coins in circulation today and is easily worth more than face value if you have one in good enough condition.
Is it Worth Selling a WWF 50p Coin 50p?
A WWF 50p coin in at least excellent condition is worth 4 to 8 times face value, so for many could be well worth selling, either individually or as part of a multiple coin lot. It is certainly a sought after 50p coin for collectors on auction sites like eBay.
About the WWF
The WWF was initially founded in 1961 as the World Wildlife Fund but is now known around most of the world as the World Wide Fund for Nature.
The WWF is the largest conservation fund in the world and works in over 100 countries around the globe.
The funds aim, as can be seen, depicted on the 50p coin design is to promote a planet whereby nature can live in harmony with humans.
The idea to have the WWF Giant Panda logo actually originated from a Panda named Chi Chi which housed at London zoo and was extremely well known because it was the only specimen living at the time in the western part of the world.
Being black and white the animal logo work well in black and white print which was more common at the time. The same can be said for how good it looks on a coin too.
It seems every year more than ever that the importance of nature organisations like the WWF are becoming more and more relevant and significant to our future and that of our future generations with the need to tackle its aims of:
- Preserving biological diversity,
- Sustainable use of natural resources
- Reducing pollution
- Tackling climate change.
As recently as 2020 the WWF was named as the partner for Prince Williams Earthshot Prize.
You can find out more about the WWF at their official website here.