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What Are AA Chips Made Of? Aluminum? Bronze? Brass? Gold Plated Sobriety Medallions?

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What Are AA Chips Made Of? Aluminum? Bronze? Brass? Gold Plated Sobriety Medallions?

AA Chips come in many forms and options.  Generally the metal content for sobriety coins falls into two types.  Aluminum AA Medallions are light weight and come in various colors.  They are the most inexpensive AA Chips on the market.  Often they are sold in packs of 6 or 12 containing Month 1 2 3 6 9 or Months 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 and 11.  24 Hours Aluminum Medallions are also quite common as a gift for new members to AA.  The Aluminum AA Chips are always used to recognize the early months of...

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The Story Behind The Wendells Raised Center AA Medallion

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The Story Behind The Wendells Raised Center AA Medallion

Have you ever wondered how the custom of handing out Raised Center AA medallions began? The story behind this tradition is a story of innovation and strength of the recovery fellowship. One of the brightest highlights in Wendell’s history is our role in the area of support for the millions of people worldwide who have fought and are still ghting the battle of addiction. In early 1973, Bill Westman, a recovering alcoholic wanted to do something to fortify the will of the groups and individuals he spoke with. Bill designed and had Wendell’s produce a coin bearing the two large...

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