First Yellow Gold Lunar Medals of the HKSAR with Everlasting Values
2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog. The dog is a symbol of prosperity, as the Chinese saying goes, “when a strange dog enters one’s house, it will bring one’s wealth”. It is believed that a dog can also boost one’s good fortune, since the barking of a dog, “wang-wang”, sounds like the Chinese character for “prosperity”(旺). To celebrate this thriving Year of the Dog, the famous Royal Mint has proudly issued the “Hong Kong Year of the Dog Gold Proof Medals” in limited worldwide edition! Sequels to the first yellow gold lunar medal series of the HKSAR, these medals will dazzle your eyes with the intrinsic nobleness and splendour of pure yellow gold! Certain to trigger a craze like its predecessors, these limited treasures will be snapped up soon! Be quick to secure yours!

Hong Kong Year of the Dog Gold Proof Medals


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, symbolizing 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: Gorgeous View of Victoria Harbour to Witness a Vigorous Hong Kong
The reverse bears a flourishing view of the renowned Victoria Harbour from the Peak, featuring the two tallest skyscrapers of Hong Kong on both sides of the sea. It demonstrates the splendour of vibrant Hong Kong as the “Pearl of the Orient”, as an international metropolis, as well as one of the world’s most competitive cities. Above the skyline is a blossoming 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.



Unprecedented Yellow Gold Lunar Masterpieces of the Thousand-year Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is among the oldest coin makers in the world with a history of over 1,100 years! As the sole official minting authority of the United Kingdom, the Mint has successfully launched numerous large-scale commemorative coin programs, including the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum wedding anniversary and accession sapphire jubilee, and the centenary of the House of Windsor. Famous for its refined artistry, it has been entrusted by Hong Kong and over 100 countries to strike their coinage. The “Hong Kong Year of the Dog Gold Proof Medals” are from the first-ever yellow gold lunar medal series of this famous Mint. Brilliantly crafted with a combination of traditional hand-engraving skills and modern top-notch technology, each medal exquisitely captures the stunning designs in delicate frosted relief against the gleaming mirror-like background! Such wonderful treasures of art will be treasured for generations!


The experienced engraver is painstakingly crafting the delicate design on the die.

See, the design is precisely captured on the die in every minute detail!

Combining sophisticated craftsmanship and modern technology, each medal is a superb work of art with everlasting value.



There are 8 different configurations for you to choose from:  

1. Classic Gold Proof Medal – Your Ideal Heirloom
Comprising 7.78gm .999 fine gold, this impeccable piece of gold should be kept as the heirloom of your family!

Composition – 7.78gm .999 Gold and 0.73gm .999 Silver; Weight – 8.51gm;
Diameter – 22mm; Worldwide Issue Limit – 10,000pcs; HK Allocation – 8,000pcs

2. Supreme Gold Proof Medal – A Gem for the Eminent
Comprising 31.1gm .999 fine gold, this resplendent medal perfectly reflects your noble status! Only 950 pieces are allotted to Hong Kong, order now!

Composition – 31.1gm .999 Gold and 2.95gm .999 Silver; Weight – 34.05gm;
Diameter – 32.69mm; Worldwide Issue Limit – 1,200pcs; HK Allocation – 950pcs

3. Delicate Gold Proof Medal – An Incredible Gift
Comprising 3.11gm .999 fine gold, it exemplifies the Mint’s awe-inspiring craftsmanship! It is a pleasant gift to give for any festive occasions!

Composition – 3.11gm .999 Gold and 0.3gm .999 Silver; Weight – 3.41gm;
Diameter – 16.5mm; Worldwide Issue Limit – 18,000pcs; HK Allocation – 12,000pcs       


4. Gold Proof Medal Set – A Golden Trio of Luck
This sumptuous set comprises three gold medals – “Classic”, “Supreme” and “Delicate”, tripling your good fortune! Only 800 sets are available in Hong Kong, be one of the few lucky owners now! 

Worldwide Issue Limit – 1,000 sets; HK Allocation – 800 sets


5. Gold and Silver Proof Medal Set – A Charming Collection
Comprising the Classic Gold Medal, the Delicate Gold Medal and the Elegant Silver Medal, it makes a premium gift for your loved ones!

Worldwide Issue Limit – 5,000 sets; HK Allocation – 3,000 sets


6. Elegant Silver Proof Medal – Good Value for Money
Meticulously struck in .925 silver, this graceful piece of art is a tasteful gift to give away!

Composition – .925 Silver; Weight – 28.28gm;
Diameter – 38.61mm; Worldwide Issue Limit – 20,000pcs; HK Allocation – 15,000pcs


7. King-size Gold Proof Medal – Prestigious Jumbo
This 65mm giant medal is struck from 5oz of .999 fine gold! It has the lowest mintage in the series and only 100 pieces are allotted to Hong Kong! A superb, rare gem, it will be gone in no time!

Composition – .999 Gold; Weight – 155.52gm; Diameter – 65mm;
Worldwide Issue Limit – 150pcs; HK Allocation – 100pcs



8. King-size Silver Proof Medal – Remarkable Colossus
This enormous medal is struck from 5oz of .999 fine silver! Only 1,500 pieces are allotted to Hong Kong, don’t miss it out!

Composition – .999 Silver; Weight – 155.52gm; Diameter – 65mm;
Worldwide Issue Limit – 2,000pcs, HK Allocation – 1,500pcs



Ever Valuable Gems to be Cherished Forever

The lunar medal series issued by the Mint is highly sought-after around the world. Some previous releases have recorded the following performance: in the "Hong Kong Millennium Lunar Gold Proof Medal Series", the value of the King-size Year of the Dog Gold Proof Medal has once surged to 185%* of its issue price, while the 15.98 gm Gold Proof Medal has once reached 322%* of its issue price (as the chart shown on the right)! With high collectible value, these newly-released Dog Medals will surely attract fierce demand like their predecessors! Act now to avoid disappointment!
 *The records quoted here are for reference only, and do not indicate future performance.

Grab the Chance to Secure the Rare Previous Issues    
As the first yellow gold lunar medals of both the HKSAR and the acclaimed Royal Mint, the Hong Kong Lunar Proof Medal Series has been feverishly pursued since its debut. Due to customers’ requests, we have now specially searched out a very limited quantity of the previous medals (2012-2017). Grab this extremely rare chance to secure these hot lunar treasures before they are gone soon!


Details of the 2012 Dragon Medals>>

Details of the 2013 Snake Medals>>

Details of the 2014 Horse Medals>>

Details of the 2015 Goat Medals>>

Details of the 2016 Monkey Medals>>

Details of the 2017 Cockerel Medals>>


Handsome Presentation with Numbered Certificate
The Dog Medal comes in a wide range of configurations for you to choose from. Each medal or set comes with a deluxe presentation box, a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and a Chinese zodiac souvenir booklet, FREE! Not only are they the must-have collectibles for people born in the Year of the Dog▲, but also are perfect for you to keep or to give away as gifts for any festive occasions.

▲The Chinese Year of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Three Exclusive VIP Privileges

You are entitled to enjoy our "Three Exclusive VIP Privileges", which will enhance the value of your whole collection:

1. Priority to get a FREE presentation box – If you have cumulatively collected or order once and for all of the seven sequential lunar issues (i.e. 2012-2018) of the same configuration▼, you will get a FREE 12-medal presentation box (worth HK$998). It also provides a compartment to keep all the 12 Chinese zodiac souvenir booklets and certificates, enhancing the collectible value of your collection. (▼Except 5oz Medal. For 3-Medal Set, you can choose any one of the three medals, in order to enjoy this privilege.)

2. Reservation of a same-numbered certificate – If you have cumulatively collected six sequential lunar issues (i.e. 2012-2017) and order a Dog medal – of the same configuration#, we will reserve a certificate with the number◆ same as that of your previous issues, to ensure the completeness of your collection and enhance the collectible value of the series. (#Except 5oz Gold Medal)
◆Certificates with different numbers will be arranged to be exchanged for a set of certificates with the same number. (For details, please refer to the order form.)

3. Priority reservation of the next sequel of the same configuration – If you have cumulatively collected all the seven sequential lunar issues (i.e. 2012-2018) of the same configuration, we will reserve the next sequel of the same configuration for you, to make sure you can complete the whole series without any miss.
Note: ICL reserves the rights to alter or terminate the above privileges without prior notice.


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