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2021 Canada $2 Coloured Discovery of Insulin Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)

2021 Canada $2 Coloured Discovery of Insulin Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)

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2021 Canada $2 Coloured 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)

In 2021 Canada’s $2 circulation coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of Canada’s greatest contributions to medical research the discovery of insulin.

Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G. Banting, Charles H. Best, and JJR Macleod at the University of Toronto in 1921. Prior to 1921, it was uncommon for a person with type 1 diabetes to live for more than a year or two. By May of 1922, insulin was produced on a mass scale, with Eli Lilly becoming the first manufacturer to mass produce insulin. In October of 1923, Banting and Macleod were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Insulin remains the only effective treatment for people with type one diabetes today.

Composition: Outer ring: Three ply nickel finish plated steel. Inner core: Three ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
Weight*: 6.99 g (per coin)
Diameter: 28 mm (per coin)
Face Value: $2 (per coin)
Finish: Circulation
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Artist: Jesse Koreck

Special Features:
• Blue is the colour of diabetes awareness! Each selectively coloured $2 Discovery of Insulin coin features a touch of blue that highlights insulin on the 100th anniversary of its discovery.
• Celebrate a Canadian innovation that has had a global impact. Chances are, you or someone you know has a connection to this discovery, which has saved countless lives worldwide!

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