The obverse design features the title of PRC, the common year date "2008", the traditional paired Chinese dragon image and the colored emblem of the Games of XXIX Olympiad. The obverse of the coin presents a contrast between the mirror-like background and the frosted finish of the designs, which include the paired dragon design, the rim, the country name and the year date.
The reverse features the artful bland of five Olypmic rings and modern sports events. The reverse of the coin is treated with mirror-like background and frosted designs. The mint mark is added on the coin.
Obverse designer: Zhou Jian
Obverse engraver: Xu Yunfei and Zhang Chunye
Reverse designer: Liu Yusu, Li Wei and Lou Wei
Reverse engraver: Fu Lili and Chang Huan