Yeah, in the martial arts world, anyway.The souvenir coin is pretty unique.
Yes, ACDKL.Are you by any chance part of the American Chung Do Kwan org under Master Henkel?
A long time ago, Miles commented to me Yeah, in the martial arts world, anyway.
The idea actually comes from a custom practiced amongst some military servicepersons. Whereas the veterans of some units go out and get matching tattoos, others have been known to commemorate their bond by commissioning "challenge coins" (typically cast of bronze or pewter) showing their unit designation.
Each member carries his or her coin (usually roughly silver-dollar sized and engraved with the owner's name) throughout civilian life. Whenever two or more of them get back together, someone "challenges" by pulling out their coin. Then it's a race amongst the others to follow suit. . .with the loser having to buy the drinks.