To mark the opening of the Lantau Link, the HKMA issued a philatelic numismatic cover in May 1997, the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The Lantau Link is the first road link between Lantau Island, where the airport is located, and the rest of Hong Kong.
To commemorate the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 1997, the HKMA, on behalf of the Government, issued a HK$1,000 commemorative proof gold coin as well as a proof set and a brilliant uncirculated set of seven coins with the same denominations as the coins currently in circulation. The obverse side of each of these seven coins is the standard bauhinia design, with a special commemorative design and denomination on the reverse.
To mark the opening of the Hong Kong International Airport in July 1998, a $1,000 commemorative proof gold coin was issued. The gold coin features a design symbolising Hong Kong's ascent into the new century and bears the standard bauhinia design on the obverse side.
To mark the fifth year of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HKMA, on behalf of the Government, issued a limited edition coin set that consists of five HK$50 silver coins with a gold-plated inner core, and a 9999 pure gold medallion. The five silver coins are individually engraved with a phrase and symbol of traditional blessings.