Hong Kong Year of the Cockerel Gold Medals Carrying Lucky Connotations

The “Hong Kong Year of the Cockerel Gold Proof Medals” are from the Mint’s first-ever yellow gold lunar medal series. Each side of their designs carries blissful connotations.



Obverse: A Crowing Cockerel with Dahlia Flowers and Corns to Wish You Great Fortune

  • The obverse depicts a cockerel straightening its neck to crow, which signifies a bright future and vitality. On its sides are blooming Dahlia flowers and ripe corns, to denote the blessings of good luck, wealth and prosperity.
  • The words "YEAR OF THE COCKEREL" in both English and Chinese are inscribed on the top. The year "2017" at the bottom is flanked by a pair of peony blossoms (the flowers of wealth) entwined with vines, to beckon wealth and longevity.


Reverse: Thriving View of Victoria Harbour Denotes a Vigorous Hong Kong

  • The reverse bears the landmark view of Victoria Harbour from the Peak, featuring the two tallest skyscrapers of Hong Kong facing each other across the harbour. Showcasing the splendour of the city as the "Pearl of the Orient" and as an international metropolis, this breathtaking view indicates the city's progress into another golden era!
  • Above the skyline is a blossoming Bauhinia, the city's floral emblem, to symbolise a booming future and, with its five petals to express "five blessings are knocking at your door"!
  • The outer ring features a pair of plump ears of grains to denote opulence, with the inscription “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” in English and Chinese.