Hong Kong Year of the Tiger Gold Medals Carrying Lucky Connotations

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



Obverse: Mighty Tiger Bestows Everlasting Bliss

  • The obverse features a majestic tiger on a rock surrounded by a pine tree and lingzhi mushrooms, denoting the blessings of good luck, longevity and prosperity!
  • The words “YEAR OF THE TIGER” in both English and Chinese are inscribed on the top. The year “2022” at the bottom is flanked by a pair of peony blossoms (the flowers of wealth) entwined with vines, to beckon wealth and longevity.


Reverse: Blooming Bauhinia and Victoria Harbour Denote a Prosperous Pearl of the Orient

  • 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 robust vigour of Hong Kong as the “Pearl of the Orient”.
  • Above the skyline is a blooming Bauhinia, the city’s floral emblem, symbolising Hong Kong’s bright future.
  • 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.