Gold Rare (ゴールドレア Gōrudo Rea) is the rarity that was introduced (and is exclusive to) the Gold Series collection of Packs. It has gold lettering and a holographic foil image like an Ultra Rare, but also has a holographic gold image border, lore text border, and card border. On Monster Cards, the Level Stars are embossed in gold foil, similar to what is found on Ultimate Rares. All OCG gold Ultra Rares look similar to Ultimate Rares when shined around. In the TCG, this started in Gold Series 3, following the "Ultimate" style of gold foil, discontinuing the original "Ultra" style of gold foil. These cards are more reflective than normal Ultra Rare cards, and reflect a gold shine.
Two alternate styles of Gold Rares exist; Gold Secret Rares exist in the OCG, starting with Gold Series 2013, and they combine elements from normal Gold Rares and from Secret Rares. Ghost/Gold Rares, which exist in the TCG, combine elements from normal Gold Rares and Ghost Rares, starting in Gold Series: Haunted Mine.