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Fight Diabetes with Canada Mint

17 Jul 2021  Sat

The Nobel Prize-winning Canadian discovery of insulin in 1921 is one of the 20th century's most celebrated medical discoveries The Royal Canadian Mint has created lasting reminders of Canadian achievements through coins with the newest Dollars 2 circulation coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of Canada's discovery of insulin.

The reverse of the coin is designed by Kitchener-Waterloo and Ontario artist Jesse Koreck. The design features a building block of the insulin molecule and also displays the scientific instruments used in the early formulation of insulin (vial, mortar and pestle, and Erlenmeyer flask) overlaid on a maple leaf, as well as red blood cells, glucose, and insulin molecules.

The words 'INSULIN'/ 'INSULINE' appear on the coin's outer ring, as do the years '1921' and '2021', highlighting the anniversary. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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