This Antique Brass challenge coin from Carpe Diem EDC reminds the holder that time is fleeting, that death waits at the end for all of us, and that it's important to make the most of every day.
The front of the coin features a skull with an escapement gear (found in watches and mechanical clocks) in the skull's forehead to represent the passing of time. The back side represents the "tree of life" and two phrases separated by roses as a subtle suggestion to stop and smell the roses.
Latin phrases are visible on both sides of the coin. The front of the coin reads: TEMPUS FUGIT or "Time Flies," and MEMENTO MORI for "Remember Death." The opposite side reads: CARPE NOCTEM" for "Seize the Night," FAC VITAM INCREDIBILEM for "Make an Incredible Life," and MEMENTO VIVERE meaning "Remember to Live."
Each coin is minted in the USA by a company with over 40 years of experience minting tokens and commemorative coins.