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2021 (1921-) Canadian $2 Discovery of Insulin 100th Anniv Coloured Toonie Coin

Item: #2021-$2-INSLN-COL-BU    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #2021-$2-INSLN-COL-BU


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2021 (1921-) Canadian $2 Discovery of Insulin 100th Anniv Coloured Toonie Coin


A coin marked by the colour of diabetes awareness

Each $2 Discovery of Insulin 100th Anniversary Coloured Toonie coin serves as a lasting reminder of how a Canadian medical breakthrough has had an immeasurable global impact over the last century.



A SCIENTIFIC CENTENNIAL: 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 in 1921.  
TOUCH OF COLOUR! Every coin features a touch of blue on its reverse to highlight insulin on the 100th anniversary of its discovery. Blue is the colour that globally represents diabetes awareness.
A SPECIAL CONNECTION! 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.



Designed by Canadian artist Jesse Koreck, the $2 coin’s reverse is double dated (“1921 2021”) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a Canadian medical innovation. The discovery of insulin at a University of Toronto laboratory is represented by a maple leaf and traditional symbols: an early insulin vial, an Erlenmeyer flask, a mortar and pestle. The inner core shows insulin in monomeric form, which is highlighted in blue on these coloured coins, while the depiction of the hormone at work in the bloodstream extends onto the outer ring.

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.



2021 (1921-) Canadian $2 Discovery of Insulin 100th Anniv Coloured Toonie Coin comes from an original unopened roll and in brilliant uncirculated condition.



Face Value: $2
Mintage: 17,000 rolls
Weight (g): 6.99
Diameter (mm): 28
Finish: Circulation


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