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One Percent Motorcycle Culture Commemorated

"Trouble was caused by the one percent deviant that tarnishes the public image of both motorcycles and motorcyclists." – American Motorcycle Association, responding to the Hollister Motorcycle Rally in 1947.

Northwest Territorial Mint 1% coin
Courtesy: Northwest Territorial Mint

(AUBURN, Wash.) - The most feared and respected riders roaming the blacktop, one percenters are a breed apart from all others. These individuals bow to no one, test the boundaries of all and give their devotion to few.

The 1%er insignia is worn with pride by those who choose not to settle, not to give in to polite society but instead ride with the wind in their face and their back to the status quo.

How do you become a one percenter? If you have to ask the question, you won’t understand the answer. Only another one percenter can truly understand what belonging takes.

These riders find freedom in the style they see fit and apologizing to no one for it. A brotherhood on two wheels, a bold way of life – a one percenter is the ultimate expression of liberty.

If you still want a description, read this story and you will get at least a spot education: American Motorcycle Culture: The One Percenters - Tim King

This coin is diamond-shaped, reflecting the “one-percenter” design that the select clubs use to show their allegiance to their club.

Against a pitch-black backdrop, the reverse features a grinning skull above the letters “FTW” – shorthand for a take-no-prisoner worldview commonly held among club members.

The obverse shows the “1%er” text. Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin is imbued with ebony enamel on both sides.

The company advises that the 1%er Coin has been discontinued, but they are still stamping officially licensed Harley-Davidson challenge coins.

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Mrs. Snoopy March 2, 2010 1:31 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Mr.Obama - You are destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race – quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race – quit Byron Dorgan – had never lost a race – quit Harry Reed - Soon to be GONE These are just a handful of the Democrats that whose political careers Obama has destroyed! By the end of 2010 dozens more will be! Thank you again to the big 'O'

ppph September 6, 2009 9:47 am (Pacific time)

This is on ebay for $8.95

Bill June 27, 2009 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

Now if most of the rest of you could only be half as free, yoou could see where the real freedom is being lost to the new goverment we are now under.The very things that they are doing is taking our freedoms away.

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