Canada 2 dollars – 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2021
Value 2 dollars
2Β CAD = INR 119
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bimetallic: brass plated aluminium-bronze centre in nickel plated steel ring
Weight 6.99Β g
Diameter 28Β mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, coloured
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N#β€―301232
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Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, maple leaf above, value below

Script:Β Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D Β· G Β· REGINA
CANADA 2 DOLLARS

Engraver:Β Susanna Blunt

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Discovery of Insulin; coloured) - obverse

Reverse

Scientific instruments used in the early formulation of insulin such as a vial, mortar and pestle, and Erlenmeyer flask overlaid on a maple leaf, as well as red blood cells, glucose, and coloured insulin molecules. The words INSULIN / INSULINE appear on the coin’s outer ring, as do the years 1921 and 2021.

Script:Β Latin

Lettering:
1921 2021
JK
INSULIN INSULINE

Engraver:Β Traian Georgescu

Designer:Β Jesse Koreck

Edge

Interrupted serrations

Comments

This coin is also available in the Discovery of Insulin set with standard 5 cent to 2 dollar coin and a dual dated (1921-2021) 10 cent. A non-coloured version of this coins exists in circulation as well.

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