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2021 Canada 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin Collector Keepsake Card

2021 Canada 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin Collector Keepsake Card


 
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2021 Canada 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card

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.

Two different versions of the $2 Discovery of Insulin circulation coin are included in this seven-piece keepsake set: a selectively coloured piece and a non-coloured one. Packaged alongside five other denominations issued in 2021, these uncirculated coins come ready to view and display in a collector card, with colourful visuals to help explain the importance of this Canadian medical breakthrough that changed the world.

Specifications:
Item Number: 201723
Mintage: 100,000
Finish: Circulation

Composition Weight Diameter Edge
2 dollars (coloured) Outer ring:
Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Inner core:
Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
6.99 g 28 mm Interrupted Serrations
2 dollars (non-coloured) Outer ring:
Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Inner core:
Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
6.99 g 28 mm Interrupted Serrations
2 dollars Outer ring:
Three-ply nickel finish plated steelInner core:
Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
6.99 g 28 mm Interrupted Serrations
1 dollar Three-ply brass finish plated steel 6.27 g 26.5 mm
(11-sided)
Plain
25-cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 4.4 g 23.88 mm Serrated
10-cents (double dated) Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 1.75 g 18.03 mm Serrated
5-cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 3.95 g 21.2 mm Plain
Special Features:
• Includes a selectively coloured $2 coin. Both versions of the 2021 $2 Discovery of Insulin coins share the same design, but the coloured edition features a touch of blue that highlights insulin on the 100th anniversary of its discovery. Blue is the colour that globally represents diabetes awareness.
• Seven coins in one set. Packaged in a colourful collector card, each keepsake set features seven (7) Canadian circulation coins issued in 2021: 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, $1 coin and $2 coin, plus two versions (struck-only and selectively coloured) of the $2 commemorative circulation coin.
• Proudly Canadian. On the $2 Discovery of Insulin coins, the large maple leaf proudly identifies the discovery of insulin as a Canadian medical breakthrough and a towering scientific achievement.
• A dynamic design. The $2 Discovery of Insulin coin’s design conveys energy and hope. The story on the inner core moves from the laboratory (right) to the isolation of insulin (left), while the depiction of insulin regulating blood glucose levels extends onto the outer ring.
Packaging:
Keepsake collector card

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