Hong Kong Year of the Dog Gold Medals Carrying Lucky Connotations

The “Hong Kong Year of the Dog 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 Golden Retriever with Apples and Sunflowers to Bring You Bliss and Abundance

  • The obverse features an adorable Golden Retriever straightening its neck, to hunt for you riches and luck. The dog stands under a fruitful apple tree, to denote the blessings of peace, happiness and prosperity. Beside it are some blossoming sunflowers, symbolising a bright future and vitality.
  • The words “YEAR OF THE DOG” in both English and Chinese are inscribed on the top. The year “2018” 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. It demonstrates the vibrant charm of Hong Kong, the “Pearl of the Orient” as an international metropolis and one of the world’s most competitive cities.
  • Above the skyline is a blooming Bauhinia, the city’s floral emblem, to wish Hong Kong and Hongkongers continuous prosperity.
  • 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.