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2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« on: October 28, 2010, 05:58:49 PM »

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/59576/notices/1227078/from=2010-09-01;to=2010-10-28;exact=fifty+pence

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D” and the denomination “FIFTY PENCE”, and for the reverse a design which features 50 different icons symbolising projects and programmes that the World Wildlife Fund has supported over the course of the last 50 years, with the Panda logo of the organisation in the centre and the date “2011” below. The coins shall have a plain edge’.
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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 07:39:42 PM »
Interesting. Over here, that organization is called "World Wide Fund For Nature".

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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 01:30:06 AM »
Thanks, Beast, but I can't say I'm impressed with this one. And who designed it? Matthew Dent, "designer" of our horrible heraldry circs. He can only do graphic design, and he can't even do that.

It looks like the results of a google image search,
ie. just see what appears - there will be room for it somewhere :D
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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 01:31:16 AM »
The other alternative of course it that he's been playing with his daddies stencil set again :-\
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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 01:51:31 AM »


Underimpressed me thinks.  At least I have the shippy coin to lust for.
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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 02:39:01 AM »
I wonder how the WWF will explain the car near three o'clock. Aren't they supposed to be against cars?

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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 02:50:32 AM »
The car is one of the more dangerous animals, it is made by humans and causes much climate destruction through fuel emissions.
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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 03:56:08 AM »
The flatness of the reverse elements comes off a poor second best compared to the nicely sculpted effigy of Her Maj on the obverse.  Too many of our commemorative reverses in particular look like badges these days, with no attempt to take advantage of the third dimension that a coin offers.  NZ has suffered from this in recent years, partly due, I think, to the fact that some of the work has been entrusted to stamp designers, who have simply transferred their 2-D stamp designs to a coin die, thereby missing an opportunity that coloured postage receipt labels never offer.


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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 10:55:12 AM »
Don't think the WWF is against cars by "definition", but using it as one element of nature, like they do here, seems somewhat odd to me. In my opinion it is not a thrilling piece but not horrible either. I may actually get one. :)

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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 01:09:56 AM »
According to the WWF (UK) site, the coin wil be issued for general circulation in the autumn of 2011.

With thanks to Pabitra Saha.

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 01:23:50 AM »
According to the WWF (UK) site, the coin wil be issued for general circulation in the autumn of 2011.

With thanks to Pabitra Saha.

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Wonder why they pictured it with a non UK butterfly - there are pleny of British species to choose from - so why the Monarch?
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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 09:30:31 AM »
Hmm, with the abbreviation "WWF", the first two W's usually mean "World Wide". Maybe that's why ... ;)

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Re: 2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 09:59:43 AM »
I really like this coin, it's different, it looks good and i think it makes a point.

I see a lot of coins, like the €2 commemoratives are just plain boring, not well done and do not look interesting. But i think this is different!

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2011 50p coin celebrates World Wildlife Fund 50th Anniversary
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 03:34:03 PM »
According to the WWF (UK) site, the coin wil be issued for general circulation in the autumn of 2011.
The same link mentions that :

Prices start from £7.20 per coin – WWF receives a 6.5% donation from each purchase.

Interesting way of raising money. :D

I hope Indian organizations will not come to know about this trick. :-X

Very interesting design by the way.. 8)

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