2017 is the Chinese Year of the Cockerel. The cockerel is deemed as an auspicious symbol, since the Chinese character for "cockerel"(雞) and "good luck" (吉) are homophones. With its most distinctive feature of morning crow, the cockerel represents vigour, great felicity and wealth. To celebrate this lucky Year of the Cockerel, the famous Royal Mint has proudly issued the "Hong Kong Year of the Cockerel Gold Proof Medals" in limited worldwide edition! Sequels to the first yellow gold lunar medal series of the HKSAR, these medals shimmer with the intrinsic nobleness and splendour of pure yellow gold!