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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2017, 21:17 
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After reading the link on Facebook earlier today, I decided once I got home to do a google to find out exactly WHAT happens on being challenged to produce a “challenge coin”. These seem to be the rules……

The challenge, which can be made at any time, begins with the challenger drawing his/her coin, and slapping or placing the coin on the table or bar. In noisy environments, continuously rapping the challenge coin on a surface may initiate the challenge. (Accidentally dropping a challenge coin is considered to be a deliberate challenge to all present.) Everyone being challenged must immediately produce the coin for their organization and anyone failing to do so must buy a round of drinks for the challenger and everyone else who has their challenge coin. However, should everyone challenged be able to produce their coin, the challenger must buy a round of drinks for the group.

While most holders of challenge coins usually carry them in their pockets or in some other readily accessible place on their persons, most versions of the rules permit a challenged person……

1- "A step and a reach" This applies to those clothed or unclothed. At the time of the challenge you are permitted one step and an arm’s reach to locate your coin. If you still cannot reach it — NO EXCUSES!
2- If an individual has an extra coin to pass it off to the person closest to them.
3- Coins on belt buckles or key chains are NOT acceptable for meeting a challenge.
4- A coin worn around the neck is acceptable for meeting a coin challenge.
5- Failure to buy a round of drinks is a despicable crime and will require that you turn-in your Coin to the issuing person.
6- Coin checks are permitted, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE.

Variants of the rules include, but are not limited to, the following: If someone is able to steal a challenge coin, everyone in the group must buy a drink for that person. During a challenge, everyone in the group must buy a drink for the holder of the highest-ranking coin. A coin presented to a low rank, by a high rank, (i.e.: Admiral) trumps all low rank coins in a challenge. Traditionally, the presentation of a coin is passed during a handshake. Some units provide strict time limits to respond to a challenge.

Traditionally, rules of a challenge include a prohibition against defacing the coin, especially if it makes it easier to carry at all times. If the challenge coin is attached to a belt buckle or key ring, or has had a hole drilled in it to attach to a lanyard, it no longer qualifies as a challenge coin. A safer place to carry a coin is in a pouch worn around the neck.

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