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Discovery of Insulin - Commemorative Collector Keepsake (2021)

Discovery of Insulin - Commemorative Collector Keepsake (2021)

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Mintage: 100,000
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Own a circulation set with TWO versions of the 2021 $2 Discovery of Insulin coin. Order today!

In 2021, our $2 Discovery of Insulin circulation coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of a Canadian innovation that has saved millions of lives. You’ll find two different versions of the $2 commemorative coin in this seven-piece keepsake set: a selectively coloured piece and a non-coloured version. Packaged alongside five other denominations issued in 2021, these uncirculated circulation coins come ready to view and display in a keepsake collector card that celebrates a Canadian medical breakthrough.

An easy way to get both versions of the $2 Discovery of Insulin coin. Order your set today!†

Special features:
  • 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.
  • SEVEN COINS IN ONE SET! Your Commemorative Collector Keepsake includes seven (7) Canadian circulation coins issued in 2021:
    • 5-cent coin
    • 10-cent coin
    • 25-cent coin
    • $1 coin
    • $2 coin
    • a struck-only $2 commemorative circulation coin
    • a coloured $2 commemorative circulation coin
  • TWO $2 COINS! With this set, your collection will proudly include two different versions of the 2021 $2 Discovery of Insulin coin. Both 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.
  • PACKAGED WITH CARE! All seven coins are packaged in a ready-to-display collector card that adds to the story told on the $2 coins.
  • 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 the lives of countless people worldwide.
  • PROUDLY CANADIAN! On the reverse of the $2 coin, the maple leaf behind the laboratory equipment proudly identifies this discovery as a Canadian medical breakthrough and a towering scientific achievement.
  • IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS! The $2 coin’s reverse 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.
  • SECURITY FEATURE! Also on your $2 coins, the engraved maple leaves serve a dual purpose as both a symbol of Canada and a cutting-edge security feature that ensures the coin’s authenticity.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Jesse Koreck, the reverse is double dated (“1921 2021”) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a Canadian medical innovation. The discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto 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 selectively 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.

"This coin energetically illustrates the molecular wonder of insulin and is a true celebration of Canadian scientific innovation."  - Jesse Koreck, Artist

The importance of symbols and their power to motivate cannot be underestimated. The multilayered approach this coin uses to illustrate the insulin hormone and the science behind its discovery uniquely commemorates this defining moment in Canadian medical science. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, we are reminded that while we may have better insulin today, the search for the cure for diabetes continues.- Grant Maltman, Curator, Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, Diabetes Canada

“The impact that the discovery of insulin has had on the global community cannot be overstated. Working on this project has given me a new appreciation for how this Canadian innovation has affected the lives of millions of people over the course of a century.”  - Erica Maga, Product Manager

I had a lot of fun engraving a variety of elements. For example, how do you capture the transparency of glass? The solution was to sculpt the beaker in the negative space and the liquid in the positive space. We even have micro text engraved on the label of the insulin bottle, which was a challenge in itself, and CNC Technician Pascal Clément did a fantastic job with that.” - Traian Georgescu, Engraver

Did you know?
  • The contributions of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod represent a watershed moment in diabetes research and treatment. In the pre-insulin era, diabetes mellitus was always fatal; today, better health outcomes and a much longer life expectancy can be achieved through treatments like insulin.
  • More than 463 million people worldwide are currently living with diabetes, including 11.5 million Canadians who are living with diabetes or prediabetes.

Packaging:
Your coins come packaged in a custom collector card, complete with colourful visuals and information that add to the story told on the $2 coins.

Order today!

†Free standard shipping in Canada only.

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Specifications

  • No.201723

2021 $2 Discovery of Insulin Coloured Coin

  • Compositionouter ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
  • Finishcirculation
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistJesse Koreck (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2021 $2 Discovery of Insulin Uncoloured Coin

  • Compositionouter ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
  • Finishcirculation
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistJesse Koreck (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2 dollars (2021)

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring); three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)
  • Finishuncirculated
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar (2021)

  • Compositionthree-ply brass plated steel
  • Finishuncirculated
  • Weight (g) 6.27
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents (2021)

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishuncirculated
  • Weight (g) 4.4
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents (2021)

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishuncirculated
  • Weight (g) 1.75
  • Diameter (mm) 18.03
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents (2021)

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishuncirculated
  • Weight (g) 3.95
  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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