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It’s Summer and the Collecting is Easy!

During the lazy days of summer, why not take some time and add to your collection?

Have you considered a challenge coin? They make an interesting and valuable conversation piece.

Originally carried by members of the military to signify membership, they’ve evolved into medallions distributed as tokens of appreciation and eventually as mementoes of events. They are made of many different materials and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Every president since Bill Clinton has challenge coins with one reserved for the general public. Vice presidents have them, too, as well as a number of other government organizations.

Right now, we have a Presidential Limo “The Beast” challenge coin that’s very interesting. It’s $45. Take a look.

Also on display online is a State Department South Africa challenge coin and a State Department Seoul Regional challenge coin. These are $20 each. Challenge coins come in all shapes, sizes and price points. There’s a President Obama Visit to China challenge coin that sells for $75.

You’ll find these “coins” when you click on the “Other” button under Political Memorabilia.

Our website is always up and running. You can look through our extensive line of political items and coins. We have something for everyone.

Enjoy those lazy, hazy days of August. In Washington, we’ll be living with the dreaded three H’s: Hazy, Hot and Humid. Stop by if you are in town!

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We're up and running!

Have you stopped by our new location yet? We are all moved in and ready for your visit. All of our coins and political items are on display at 1616 H Street NW, just minutes from the White House. We’re in the Grange Building. Come by and check it out.

We have some of this year’s eggs from the Easter Egg Roll, and they are one-of-a-kind. Take a look ; click on the Easter link. We even have a gold egg at $25. These aren’t available everywhere, and they make a wonderful addition to your collection.

If you are looking for some Trump items, we have a mixture of buttons and other political items that you just have to see. There a 21-piece anti-Trump/Pence button set for $40 that’s pretty interesting. And there’s more than a dozen other anti-Trump buttons that could be part of a memorable collection.

Among items from the inauguration, we have an invitation to the swearing-in ceremony – yours for $50. There’s also a parade ticket for $5.

We also have a large selection of Presidential and Secret Service challenge coins.

The weather is warm and it’s time to visit our Nation’s Capital. While you’re in town, come in for a visit. As always, you can give us a call. Our phone number remains the same: 202-296-0400   More

We are on the move!

We have exciting news at Capital Coin. By the end of March, we’ll have a brand new location to serve you.

That’s right, we are packing up and shipping out. But we aren’t going far. Our new location will be right in the same neighborhood.

So for all your coin and political memorabilia needs, you can just visit us a couple of blocks away. Or keep up-to-date on our stock by visiting the website.

March 17 will be our last day at our 17th Street location. We will be closed while we pack and move. We’ll reopen April 3. The website will be up and running but our response may be a little slow until we dig out the computers and get everything up and running again.

Moving a business like ours is a daunting task. Just the buttons alone take hours to pack up. And they have to be unpacked and racked again.

Our new address is 1616 H Street NW, Suite B-1, Washington, DC 20006. The phone number remains the same – (202) 296-0400. Hope to see you soon!

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Changing of the guard on Inauguration Day

Our thoughts this week turn to the inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20.

We have dozens of buttons featuring President-elect Donald Trump as well as Vice President-elect Mike Pence. There’s a nice, 9-button set for $20. Or, if you are looking for a collectible to talk about, we have the same set that features the wrong date! Everybody makes a mistake, including the folks who print the buttons. That set is also $20.

For every inauguration, there are plenty of ways to show your political pride and this year is no different. From buttons featuring the President-elect and the number 45 to buttons including the new first family, there is a wide variety to choose from. Most buttons are $3.

And don’t forget, buttons from the campaign are still available.

If you are in town before the inauguration, please stop by and see us. We’re well stocked with interesting merchandise for your collections, including items from past inaugurations.

We will be closed on Inauguration Day. But check us out online. Or, if you are in town for a few days after the big event, stop by then. We’re open Monday through Friday.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you!

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Start your holiday shopping here

Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s time for the holidays!

We have plenty of gifts for the collector in your life. Or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself. We won’t judge. We have White House ornaments and Camp David ornaments as well as Secret Service ornaments to adorn your tree or decorate your house.

We’ve just put some vintage Christmas cards up. These are excellent gifts for the holidays. There’s a card signed by George H.W. Bush from the ‘80s for $250 and a great LBJ card for $700. If those are a little more than you’ve budgeted for, take a look at the Camp David Christmas card at $10. Wouldn’t this be a great stocking stuffer?

We’ve also got some interesting programs from the White House including Christmas tree lighting and decoration programs.

Click on the Christmas link at the left of this page, and you can check out all of these and more.

And remember, the gifts of coins and political memorabilia don't have to be holiday themed. A nice medal, collectible coin or a button from the recent election is always appreciated. This is especially true if it you spent time choosing it for that special someone.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.

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Election items are perfect for collectors

Wishing you were back at the conventions? We are into the final election stretch; the conventions are but a memory.

But we’ve got some convention items that might still interest you. After all, they are collector’s items!

Delegate buttons? We’ve got them!

Trump buttons? Got those too!

And we’ve got lots of Hillary buttons from the convention as well.

Have you ever heard of the Secret Service coins? They are made especially for the convention where they’re distributed. We have a few of those. They are special and getting rarer by the moment. Get one for yourself, and save it for the grandchildren. Just $45. They are on display on our home page.

Can’t make up your mind about what to buy or how to vote? We’ve got the perfect answer: The Indecision 2016 Coin is now available. On one side is Clinton; on the other side is Trump. It’s about the size of a silver dollar and the color is brassy. At $9.95, it’s an easy decision, unlike the election. Also on display on our home page.

It would make a perfect gift for that split-voting household, too.

Take a few minutes and look through the buttons on the site. You won’t be disappointed!

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Get ’em while they are hot!

We had a wonderful show in Harrisburg. It was great to see so many old friends and meet some new people, too. Now, our thoughts are turning to the upcoming political conventions.

Now is the time to get all your buttons before the convention. We have buttons from all the candidates – whether they are still in the race or not. It’s time to get them while there’s still a good selection.

Hillary or Donald… or both? If you are a collector you’ll want to grab some of each. And perhaps pick up a few of the wannabes like Bernie, or Ben, or Jeb, or John.

If you have plenty of buttons to get you through the Republication convention that starts July 18, and Democratic convention that starts July 25, how about reading a book?

Our supply of “52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary” just arrived. At $14.95 it’s a bargain whether you are in the Hillary or Donald camp. Order now for an autographed copy.

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Catch us at the APIC convention

It’s almost here, and we’ll be in Harrisburg for the annual national convention of the American Political Items Collectors!

If you collect political items and other memorabilia, you know about APIC – or you should. The national meeting is the place to be for all things related to your passion.

Tours of important historical attractions in the area, chapter meetings, speakers, a bourse (trade show), exhibits and an auction – they are all on the schedule. Events take place through Sunday, July 10, at the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel.

We’ll be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so make sure you stop by and say hello!

A couple of the items we’ll have with us:

The remaining binders from largest-ever collection of presidential campaign convention tickets. Come and browse through tickets to Republican, Democratic and third-party conventions from 1900 to the present.

Recent Obama presidential gift items such as cuff links and challenge coins. Some of these items are very scarce. Don’t miss them!

“52 Reasons to Vote for Hillary,” autographed by the authors. This is the sequel to “52 Reasons to Vote for Obama,” and it’s hot off the press! Don’t miss a chance to get your copy.

We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg!

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New Year; new coins

Isn’t it time to pick up a few American coins to start out the year?

We’ve just put up some cents and half cents in fine, very fine and extra fine condition. We call it our "cent sale." You’ll see some historic pieces just waiting to be added to your collection. Starting at $25, they are a fun and affordable way to collect in 2016. There are as many price points as there are coins! See the cent sale here.

And remember, if you don’t see what you want, give us a call at 202-296-0400. We have many pieces in store that haven’t made it to our web site.

And if you have a coin you’d like us to look at, either for appraisal or to buy, let us know. We are experts in the field and will give you an opinion based on years of experience and knowledge.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from our family to yours!

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Don’t forget to pick up those buttons

With just under a year to Election 2016, the campaigns are heating up. Are you watching the debates? Republican? Democrat? Both?

Remember that we have the buttons you want to collect. We have all the candidates who have run for president; we even have the buttons issued for those who have dropped out of the race. When the dust clears and the election is over, you want a complete collection, right? Well, check out our button area now and get them before they sell out.

Wouldn’t this be a great collection to talk about with your children and grandchildren? Campaign buttons are an alternate historical record that can spark many teachable moments.

But really, they’re just fun. So get yourself a Trump, Rubio, Bush and don’t forget Jindal before everyone else does.

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White House presidential flag is a great find!

I recently purchased a large White House Oval Office Presidential Flag dating from the 1960s. It measures 53 inches by 42 inches. The flag has been removed from the frame. Here are five interesting facts about it:

(1.) the finishing production date is Feb 28, 1968 (2.) it's made of polyester-rayon & the POTUS coat of arms is a mix machine & hand stitchings (3.) the fringes consist of gold of & silver bullion (4.) it's one of only six of this particular class of flag in existence (5.) it's a military color guard flag, it was always within a few feet of POTUS

It’s quite a find. One recently sold for $27,500. Call us for pricing.   More

Campaign buttons are an American tradition

Jeb or Hillary? Ted or Bernie?

Want to wear your support on your lapel? We’ve got the buttons you want!

The field is getting more and more crowded. Whether Republican or Democrat; conservative or liberal, it’s getting hard to keep the candidates straight. Some of today’s big names will be gone soon. One will likely become president. What better way to remember the 2016 race than by collecting buttons from each candidate who throws his or her hat in the race?

Did you know that political campaign buttons have been around since the beginning of campaigns in this country? Even George Washington wore one. And every campaign has had them. In the 1860s, candidates started adding likenesses of themselves. In the 1890s, the first mass-produced buttons made an appearance during the campaign of William McKinley.

We’ve got today’s candidates. And many of those from decades ago. New buttons come in daily. Get them before someone else does. Some are hard to find. They’re the perfect collectible today.

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