Velo Hangar Challenge Coin Rules

Note: A "Coin Check" consists of a Challenge and a Response.

A. The challenge is initiated by drawing your coin, holding it in the air by whatever means possible and state, scream, shout or otherwise verbally acknowledge that you are initiating a coin check. Another, but less vocal method is to firmly place it on the bar, table, or floor (this should produce an audible noise which can be easily heard by those being challenged, but try not to leave a permanent imprint). If you accidentally drop your coin and it makes an audible sound upon impact, then you have just "accidentally" initiated a coin check. (This is called paying the price for improper care of your coin.)

B. The response consists of all those persons being challenged drawing their coin in a like manner.

C. If you are challenged and are unable to properly respond, you must buy a round of drinks for the challenger and the group being challenged.

D. If everyone being challenged responds in the correct manner, the challenger must buy a round of drinks for all those people they challenged.

E. Failure to buy a round is a despicable crime and will require that you turn-in your Coin to Gordon.

F. There is a hierarchy. An Orange coin is a “One Drink” or Commander coin. The Black/Grey coin is a “Two Drink” or Admiral coin. Challenges can get tricky but here’s my ruling;

F.a 2 Coin Challenge- If challengers coin is Orange and the other is Orange, The challenger buys. If the challengers coin is Orange and the other coin is Black then the challenger buys 2. If there is a challenge and the other person isn’t holding their coin the the challenged person buys either 1 or 2 depending on the challengers coin.

F.b 3 or more coins- This is where it gets tricky and possibly expensive. I think you get the picture, basically always have your coin!

A. Coin checks are permitted, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE. There can only be one challenge per location per day.

A. There are no exceptions to the rules. They apply to those clothed or unclothed. At the time of the challenge you have 60 seconds to locate your coin. If you still cannot locate it -- SORRY ABOUT THAT!

4. You are not permitted to modify your coin!


Orange Coin (500 in circulation)

Orange Coins or “Commander” coins were the first in the series. This coin denotes 1 beverage and can be found in tangible format as well as digital (inside some Velo Hangar Castelli jersey's).  

Black Coin (200 in circulation)

Black coins or "Admiral" coins are not as plentiful and hold the value of 2 beverages. To receive a Black coin you must first hand in your Orange coin to VH. If the challenge is made between 2 Black coins, they cancel each other out. It's only when the challenge fails and the Black coin wins.


Copper Coin (extremely rare, very few in existence)

The Copper VH coin is a rare beast. Cherish the situation when you see it. The Copper coin counts as an "Admiral" coin. 2 beverages but, you should probably just throw in another for the heck of it...