1997 Hong Kong G$1000 Return To China NGC PF69 UCAM, (KM # 71). This proof ultra cameo 1997 Hong Kong $1000 Return to China gold coin has black mirrored surfaces and frosted devices. As a proof 69 one can expect virtual perfection and a full strike on both sides.
Celebrating the return of Hong Kong to China, the obverse shows a bauhinia flower. This orchid-like, purple-red flower is a symbol of harmony. It blooms from November to March and is seen on the flag of Hong Kong with five petals and stars. Its leaf is double-lobed, similar to a heart shape. The reverse shows a skyline view of Hong Kong. The transfer of rule of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China is called the Return by the Chinese and the Handover by the British. It took place on July 1, 1997 and marked the end of British rule.
The coin weighs 15.9700 grams, and is made from 0.9170 Gold. The actual gold weight is 0.4708 ounces. The mintage for this coin is 97,000. In its population report, as of January 2012, NGC shows 20 in PF69 UCAM with none better.
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