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Insulin 100th Anniversary

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Name Value
Date of Issue April 15, 2021
Year 2021
Quantity 1,300,000
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 130,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 40 mm by 25 mm
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Original Purchase Price: $1.92
Cancellation Location: Toronto ON
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About Stamp

Mark the 100th anniversary of this life-saving discovery with this booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic rate stamps featuring an early insulin vial and a sample of Dr. Frederick Banting’s notes.

Insulin was discovered in 1921 by Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod at the University of Toronto. For their work, Banting and Macleod were jointly awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; they chose to share the prize money with Best and Collip. In 1934, Banting was knighted, becoming Sir Frederick Banting. Today, millions of people with diabetes continue to be treated with this life-saving drug.

Canadian researchers have a long history of making critical advancements in medicine. Before the discovery of insulin, a person with Type 1 diabetes faced a death sentence. Insulin is considered one of the world’s most important medical discoveries and life-saving treatments and is one of Canada’s greatest contributions to medical research.


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