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What Sobriety Chips Do They Give Out In AA?

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What Sobriety Chips Do They Give Out In AA?

The first thing to know about sobriety chips in AA is that there are no official AA sobriety chips or standards about what sobriety chips AA gives out.  The AA Medallions you see or "chips" as they are commonly called are mentioned nowhere in the AA program.  So each AA group being autonomous determines what sobriety chips to give out or to not give out.  The answer is totally dependent on what the AA group decides to do or not do as part of their culture.  That being said There are some common uses of the sobriety chips and i'll...

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The 1 Month AA Medallion Celebrating 30 Days of Sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous

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The 1 Month AA Medallion Celebrating 30 Days of Sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous
The 1 Month AA Medallion is commonly given by groups of Alcoholics Anonymous to members who have reached 30 days of continuous sobriety.  While there is nothing official in AA about using medallions or "chips" a common culture has been created around giving medallions and the 1 Month medallion is usually the first coin given for a milestone reflecting some time of sobriety. 

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Our Most Commonly Purchased AA Medallions

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Our Most Commonly Purchased AA Medallions

In the world of AA Medallions there are a ton of choices.  With time has come selection as technology has brought to the recovery world choices in colors and various types of plating and even crystals and glitter.  Yet there are certain AA Medallions that stand the test of time and are purchased more often than other sobriety coins.  To make shopping easy i've prepared a page that displays only the most popular AA Medallion designs purchased by real customers.  Most are purchased often because AA Groups make the purchase and that means volume.  Others just have a design that...

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.999 Fine Silver AA Medallions Have Gotten Smaller Here's Why

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.999 Fine Silver AA Medallions Have Gotten Smaller Here's Why

Have you purchased a .999 Fine Silver ( Pure Silver ) AA Coin and noticed it seems smaller?  There is a good reason for that and  here is the back story.  You can find AA .999 Silver Medallions here which come directly from the manufacturer Wendells Inc.  A "normal" bronze AA coin is a Wendells Inc medallion produced with the same die and size blank as what you are used to seeing which is 1 5/16" or 34x2mm these existed until March 2020 in bronze (brass) and aluminum and gold and silver plated and lastly the .5 oz .999Their manufacturer...

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What Are The AA Chips or Medallion Milestones?

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What Are The AA Chips or Medallion Milestones?

First AA ( Alcoholics Anonymous ) does not formally say anything about chips or medallions or the milestones for which they are given.  AA does not have in their program or official texts any guidance on medallions or the giving of chips.  Instead you could consider this a cultural "norm" that each group or members decide for themselves.  Some groups do not give chips at all.  Some of them give coins for 1 3 6 9 then 1 Year and then 18 Month and then each year after starting with 2 years.  Some groups may give medallions for each month...

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