Okay, so I really don't know if the real Doc Holliday ever actually rolled a coin across his knuckles while playing high-stakes poker, but it could have happened, right? Frankly, who cares? Val Kilmer did it while portraying Mr. Holliday in the movie and it has been cool ever since. It may have been cool before, but things only get cooler after a movie star portraying a quick-drawing, intelligent, articulate, irreverent, hard-drinking, heavy gambling, and yet very sick gun fighter does it on the silver screen.
This is not a terribly easy thing to describe in the written word alone so I have included a brief video of me performing the feat somewhat poorly, though passably. But don't forget the Tombstone video either, as Val does a great job! I apologize in advance for my ineptitude. In my defense, however, I used to do this much better, but simply fell out of practice. So now I can't do it well. Add that to a growing list of things I used to be able to do and let's start!
(And yes, I know I need lotion. It's cold in Indiana right now.)