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24th Mar '16 1:57:48 AM MasoTey
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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', members of the ''Anla-shok'', or as they are known to the humans, The Rangers, wear a distinct brooch showing a Minbari and a Human on either side of a large green stone. Earlier in the series, when the Rangers were a covert intelligence-gathering organization, this was used to allow them to discretely identify each other in public[[note]]also serves as a RewatchBonus as many of the earlier appearances of the Rangers on the show were subtle {{Meaningful Background Event}}s[[/note]] Once they become an overt military organization, and even later again become a form of SpacePolice, it is used as insignia on their uniforms instead.

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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', members of the ''Anla-shok'', or as they are known to the humans, The Rangers, wear a distinct brooch showing a Minbari and a Human on either side of a large green stone. Earlier in the series, when the Rangers were a covert intelligence-gathering organization, this was used to allow them to discretely identify each other in public[[note]]also serves as a RewatchBonus Rewatch Bonus as many of the earlier appearances of the Rangers on the show were subtle {{Meaningful Meaningful Background Event}}s[[/note]] Events[[/note]] Once they become an overt military organization, and even later again become a form of SpacePolice, it is used as insignia on their uniforms instead.



* In ''Series/NCIS'', in one episode, Tony and Ziva are [[spoiler:captured in a mock war games event and]] met by a man who talks with them briefly, hands them a coin before leaving. Ziva, confused, asks what happened. Tony replies two things, something bigger than them is going on, and two, they will never have to buy drinks at a coin challenge again. The man who gave them his coin? The Secretary of the Navy of the United States.

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* In ''Series/NCIS'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', in one episode, Tony and Ziva are [[spoiler:captured in a mock war games event and]] met by a man who talks with them briefly, hands them a coin before leaving. Ziva, confused, asks what happened. Tony replies two things, something bigger than them is going on, and two, they will never have to buy drinks at a coin challenge again. The man who gave them his coin? The Secretary of the Navy of the United States.
22nd Mar '16 7:10:29 AM Taskmaster123
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** However, ''because'' it can be so expensive (easily running into the hundreds of dollars, depending on size of the group) many commanding officers have started to forbid the practice outright, or at least severely limit it to very small groups of no more than a certain number and only among personnel of approximately equal rank. Bottom line, many junior enlisted personnel simply don't make enough money to pick up a large bar tab without it meaning they won't be able to afford rent or groceries that month. An officer is asking to get his ass chewed to a bloody rag if his C.O. finds out he coined a group of enlisted men and had one of them pay for all the drinks, including his own.
14th Dec '15 2:42:31 PM Discar
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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': The gold coins from the cursed treasure. Elizabeth Swann unwittingly convinced the Black Pearl's crew that she was Bootstrap Bill's daughter because she had his coin, along with claiming Will's last name (in order to prevent them from realizing she was [[ThePresidentsDaughter the Governor's daughter]]), unaware that they needed the blood of the child of Bootstrap Bill in order to break the curse.

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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': The gold coins from the cursed treasure. Elizabeth Swann unwittingly convinced the Black Pearl's crew that she was Bootstrap Bill's daughter because she had his coin, along with claiming Will's last name (in order to prevent them from realizing she was [[ThePresidentsDaughter the Governor's daughter]]), daughter), unaware that they needed the blood of the child of Bootstrap Bill in order to break the curse.
6th Sep '15 1:24:24 PM isoycrazy
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* In ''Series/NCIS'', in one episode, Tony and Ziva are [[spoiler:captured in a mock war games event and]] met by a man who talks with them briefly, hands them a coin before leaving. Ziva, confused, asks what happened. Tony replies two things, something bigger than them is going on, and two, they will never have to buy drinks at a coin challenge again. The man who gave them his coin? The Secretary of the Navy of the United States.
11th Jun '15 8:17:02 AM Willbyr
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* In ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena,'' the ring with the rose crest instantly identifies Utena as a Rose Duelist to her fellow Duelists, and [[CoolKey allows entry]] to the Secret Forest. But Utena herself no knowledge of the purpose of the ring; she had been carrying it for years as a [[MementoMacGuffin memento of her prince]], who said it would [[BatmanGambit lead her back to him]]. Though the the true meaning of the ring is... [[{{Deconstruction}} complicated]].

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* In ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena,'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena,'' the ring with the rose crest instantly identifies Utena as a Rose Duelist to her fellow Duelists, and [[CoolKey allows entry]] to the Secret Forest. But Utena herself no knowledge of the purpose of the ring; she had been carrying it for years as a [[MementoMacGuffin memento of her prince]], who said it would [[BatmanGambit lead her back to him]]. Though the the true meaning of the ring is... [[{{Deconstruction}} complicated]].



* The Literature/{{Horus Heresy}} novels in the {{Warhammer 40000}} universe have specially minted medallions[[spoiler:, with the makers brutally murdered to cover traces,]] as proof of belonging to a warrior lodge. As the heresy unfolds, having one can mean the difference between life or death.

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* The Literature/{{Horus Heresy}} Literature/HorusHeresy novels in the {{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe have specially minted medallions[[spoiler:, with the makers brutally murdered to cover traces,]] as proof of belonging to a warrior lodge. As the heresy unfolds, having one can mean the difference between life or death.
23rd May '15 8:26:50 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Horus Heresy}} novels in the {{Warhammer 40000}} universe have specially minted medallions[[spoiler:, with the makers brutally murdered to cover traces,]] as proof of belonging to a warrior lodge. As the heresy unfolds, having one can mean the difference between life or death.

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* The {{Horus Literature/{{Horus Heresy}} novels in the {{Warhammer 40000}} universe have specially minted medallions[[spoiler:, with the makers brutally murdered to cover traces,]] as proof of belonging to a warrior lodge. As the heresy unfolds, having one can mean the difference between life or death.
2nd May '15 1:13:35 PM Patachou
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* In ''One Lonely Night,'' MikeHammer finds a card cut into odd angles on the body of a gunman and shows it to his FriendOnTheForce, who explains it's used as a method of identification by communists, who change the angles on the cards to trip up spies. Before this happens, Hammer is able to use the card to infiltrate a local Communist cell.

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* In ''One Lonely Night,'' MikeHammer Literature/MikeHammer finds a card cut into odd angles on the body of a gunman and shows it to his FriendOnTheForce, who explains it's used as a method of identification by communists, who change the angles on the cards to trip up spies. Before this happens, Hammer is able to use the card to infiltrate a local Communist cell.
21st Apr '15 1:45:28 PM CountDorku
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* Tagon's Toughs gain a challenge coin bearing Tagon's profile during the Broken Wind arc of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' thanks to Murtagh. Since the senior officers have no experience with such things, it takes them a while to adjust.
-->'''Tagon''': I owe you a drink, specialist.\\
'''Liz''': A favor, actually. The tradition is spotty here, but there's precedent.\\
'''Tagon''': A favor then. What do you want?\\
'''Liz''': ''Stop being lucky.'' Start being the sneakiest, meanest, bad-ass spawn-of-a-bandersnatch for ten light-minutes in every direction.\\
'''Tagon''': So you want me to do my job, then.
19th Mar '15 11:42:52 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''LackadaisyCats'' has its club pendant, often hidden under a layer of clothes, which is used to get into the speakeasy.

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* ''LackadaisyCats'' ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' has its club pendant, often hidden under a layer of clothes, which is used to get into the speakeasy.
11th Feb '15 11:39:27 PM FurryKef
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** In some fields this is less likely than others. For example, this troper is an aerospace maintainer, one of the first fields along with pilots from the army air core era to practice this tradition. However her never has his coin on him. Why? It's considered [[TurbineBlender foreign debris]] and can cause mechanical failure. So while coining may be still practiced and said coins are collected, the practice of challenging changes from unit to unit and field to field. This trope was taught that only three kinds of guys do challenges, Nonner's[[note]]Airmen who are not aircraft maintainers[[/note]], cheapskates, and fresh airmen. All of which you don't want to be associated with.

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** In some fields this is less likely than others. For example, this troper is an aerospace maintainer, one of the first fields along with pilots from the army air core era to practice this tradition. However her never has his coin on him. Why? It's considered [[TurbineBlender foreign debris]] and can cause mechanical failure. So while coining may be still practiced and said coins are collected, the practice of challenging changes from unit to unit and field to field. This trope was taught that only three kinds of guys do challenges, Nonner's[[note]]Airmen nonners[[note]]Airmen who are not aircraft maintainers[[/note]], cheapskates, and fresh airmen. All of which you don't want to be associated with.
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