2016 Canada 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU

2016 Canada 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are considered some of the most beautiful Gold coins in the world. These fractional Gold bullion coins appeal to investors and collectors worldwide for their beauty and high purity. The 2016 Gold Maple Leafs feature a unique light diffracting pattern of radial lines, making the coins harder to duplicate and providing another measure of security.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Multiples of 20 are shipped in sealed plastic sheets. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
  • Reverse: Classic maple leaf design surrounded by "Canada," the weight and .9999 fine purity.
  • Radial line background was precisely machined by the Royal Canadian Mint onto their master die to create a unique light diffracting pattern, providing another measure of security.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.

Display your Gold Maple Leaf in style by adding an attractive gift box to your order.

The iconic beauty and high purity of these beloved Gold coins is even more appealing in an affordable fractional size. Add 2016 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins to your cart today!

When the Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins were first minted in 1979, they were the only other bullion coin in production in the world apart from the Gold Krugerrand from South Africa; however, because of the economic boycott of South Africa due to apartheid, the Canadian Gold Maple increased in popularity. The design of this Gold coin has remained mostly unchanged but over the years, there have been added security features to ensure the authenticity of the bullion coins.

In 2013, a security feature was introduced into the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin to ensure its authenticity: a textured maple leaf, micro-engraved with the year of issue using laser technology that is only visible only under magnification. In 2015, radial lines were added to the coin to make it even more secure and resistant to counterfeiting. Additionally, every line pattern is unique to each coin and creates a specific light-diffracting pattern, adding to the beauty of this classic Gold bullion coin.

In 1908, Canadian Governor General Earl Gray struck the first domestically produced coin at the Royal Canadian Mint. Later, in 1931, the British government transferred the institution solely into Canadian hands, permanently eliminating any involvement from The Crown. The creation of the new Royal Canadian Mint coincided with a Gold boom in British Columbia and the Yukon. To refine the vast amounts of raw Gold being mined, there needed to be a way to treat the Gold without shipping it all the way to the United Kingdom, so in 1911, the Canadian Mint finished its original refinery in Ottawa. Years later in 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first refinery to manufacture .9999 fine Gold bullion coins. In 1999 it became the first mint to ever achieve .99999 fine Gold purity.
Customer Reviews of 2016 Canada 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU
2016 Canada 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU
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Great little coin

By  bke

from kansas


There isnt anything to not like about this coin. The newer maple leafs I think look so much better than the old design. 1/4oz coins are nice on occasion despite the cost/coin over spot. I enjoy eagles, but I think the Canadian mint has made the leaf side look more elegant.


  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

super transaction

By  j

from ar


great seller and product.


By  Robin

from Norcross, GA


Love the service provided by APMEX.


  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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