The coin's reverse side embodies the carvings of the Guia Fortress - in commemoration of Macau's maritime, military and missionary past. The fortress is located in the Historic Center of Macau, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also a popular tourist attraction. It is composed of a military fort, a chapel, and a lighthouse.
The Horse is illustrated in an awe-inspiring pose on the obverse side of the coin design: rearing on its hind legs, seemingly at the brink of take off. This burst of vigor and forward looking spirit hints at the beginning of many good things to come — be it success in one's career or in life. People born in the year of the horse are knowing for speed, strength, and endurance. The horse is accompanied on the coin by a cascade of alluring camellia flowers in full bloom, with different vibrant colors.