Hong Kong Year of the Dragon Gold Medals Carrying Lucky Connotations

The “Hong Kong Year of the Dragon 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 Majestic Dragon Playing with a Flaming Pearl to Wish You Every Success

  • The obverse depicts a majestic dragon playing with a flaming pearl in front of the "Dragon Gate" (the gate of success) amid the lucky clouds, wishing you every success in the future!
  • The words "YEAR OF THE DRAGON" are inscribed in both English and Chinese on the top. The year "2012" at the bottom is flanked by a pair of peony blossoms (the flowers of wealth) entwined with vines, to represent the blessings of wealth and longevity.


Reverse: Spectacular Contemporary View of the Victoria Harbour Denotes Continuing Prosperity in Hong Kong

  • The reverse features a contemporary view of the famous Victoria Harbour from the Peak in Hong Kong. Fully showcasing the glamour of Hong Kong as the "Pearl of the Orient" and an international metropolis, the harbour view also symbolises 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.