100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, maple leaf above, value below
ELIZABETH II D · G · REGINA
CANADA 2 DOLLARS
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.
Engraver: Traian Georgescu
Designer: Jesse Koreck
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.