2021 Canada $2 Uncoloured 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin Roll of 25pcs
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.
Each Discovery of Insulin Coloured Special Wrap Roll instantly adds 25 coloured versions of the 2021 $2 commemorative coin to any collection. These coins serve as a lasting reminder of how a Canadian medical breakthrough has had an immeasurable global impact over the last century.
Item Number: 179614
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)
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Artist: Jesse Koreck
• Each Special Wrap Roll contains 25 selectively coloured Discovery of Insulin circulation coins, which come neatly rolled up in a custom paper wrap that complements the engraved design.
• Full roll of uncirculated coins! None of these coins have been circulated they still have that newly minted look.
• 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!