Canada Discovery of Insulin Collector Card
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Canada Discovery of Insulin Collector Card

2021 marks 100 years since Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod first discovered insulin at the University of Toronto, later purified by James B Collip.  

To celebrate this historic anniversary and one of Canada’s most significant contributions to modern medicine, the Royal Canadian Mint have issued a special collector’s set.

Selective Colour Printing

Included within this set you’ll find two versions of the 2021 Discovery of Insulin $2, with a design portraying the story from laboratory to the isolation of insulin.

Adding a touch of blue to the coin to represent diabetes awareness, the second version of this special coin really is the standout piece of the set.

As well as the two Discovery of Insulin $2 coins, your set also includes five other denominations issued in 2021, perfectly displayed within the colourful collector card explaining the importance of this Canadian medical breakthrough that changed the world.


Just 100,000 sets have been issued for collectors worldwide and we’ve managed to secure an initial allocation of just 250 for UK collectors.

With such a significant anniversary and the inclusion of the selectively coloured $2 coin, high demand for this set is expected — so don’t miss the chance to secure yours, whilst stocks last!

Click ‘Add to Basket’ now to guarantee one for your collection!

Order Ref 185/997G/3


  • Approx. Size: 150mm x 190mm
  • 7 x 2021 Royal Canadian Mint Coin Issues:
  • 2 Dollars - Weight: 6.99g | Diameter: 28.00mm x 3
  • 1 Dollar - Weight: 6.27g | Diameter: 26.50mm (11-sided)
  • 25 Cents - Weight: 4.40g | Diameter: 23.88mm
  • 10 Cents - Weight: 1.75g | Diameter: 18.03mm
  • 5 Cents - Weight: 3.95g | Diameter: 21.20mm

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.