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Top dollar for your gold and silver!

Hurry up and take advantage of rising gold and silver prices!

Gold is up about 20 percent since spring. Silver has risen approximately the same amount.

What does this mean to you?

When you bring in your gold and silver coins, you can take advantage of the current high prices. We pay top dollar for all your coins, gold and silver.

And people are selling. That means we will have a good selection of gold and silver coins for the interested collector too.

We are happy to help you whether you are selling a coin or two or looking to get a collection appraised.

We also have some pieces of rare Confederate paper money that might interest a collector as well as large-size $10 and $20 gold certificates. Check out the website for photos of these interesting collectibles.

And remember that the heat index may be oppressive, but it’s nice and cool in our Washington, D.C., shop. Come see us for a break from sightseeing. Give us a call when you are in Washington, and we’ll look forward to seeing you!

Enjoy the end of summer!

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It’s still Easter egg season

And you thought Easter was in April!

Well, you are correct. But it can be Easter year-round if you purchase one of our beautiful White House Easter eggs from the annual egg roll.

Each of these eggs is a true collector’s item. They come in a variety of colors and feature the presidential seal and identifying year on the egg. The wooden eggs are $15. A glass egg is $30.

If an egg isn’t what you are looking for, we have buttons that make a nice addition to your button collection. This year’s buttons are $10. One features a photo of Melania Trump reading to children.

Also in stock are programs from past White House Easter Egg rolls, sets of eggs and even temporary tattoos. How much fun is that? Click on “Easter” on the left side of the home page, and you can see all that we have to offer.

If you’ve moved beyond Easter, why not take a look at the latest addition to our stock of challenge coins?

These are issued for all types of special occasions. An especially nice coin from the President Donald Trump’s Singapore Summit is available as is a new honor guard coin.

As you make your summer vacation plans, remember we are always available for a visit when you are in Washington, D.C. Come see us. We are only blocks from the White House – open Monday through Friday. Give us a call at 202-296-0400 and we will make sure we’re waiting for you.

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Let the collecting begin

Election season has begun! It seems early but a number of Democratic candidates have already thrown their hats in the ring. And the button makers are gearing up for a good season.

Here at Capital Coin, we plan to have all the buttons you will want for every candidate. Already, we have new 2020 buttons ready for your collection.

Are you pro-Trump? Take a look at the political items homepage under buttons. Plenty of items that support our current President for the 2020 election.

Can’t handle four more years? Search for buttons under anti-Trump and you’ll find at least 20 choices sure to please

At only $2 or $3 a piece, buttons are a great addition to your own collection or a nice gift for the collector or budding collector in your life.

Make sure you check back often as new merchandise comes in weekly.

And when you visit Washington, D.C., come see us. We are only blocks from the White House and those beautiful blooming cherry trees. We are open Monday through Friday. Give us a call at 202-296-0400 and we will make sure we’re waiting for your visit.

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It’s fall and Mid-Atlantic Regional time

What a great time of year. Cool nights. Warm days.  A break from the Washington heat and humidity.

We always look forward to the Mid-Atlantic Regional show in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, in November. This year’s show, the 48th, is Nov. 8-10. Look for us there. We’ll have lots of good stuff.

We have a new collection we’re working on so there will be some new items. Be sure to stop by the table to see the variety of merchandise.

And in the meantime, check out the website for our many new presidential items as well as new challenge coins.

There are Trump presidential cuff links, lapel pins, key chains, money clips and golf balls. These make a perfect gift for the collector or as an addition to your individual collection. Prices start at $35 so there’s sure to be an affordable item.

We still have many tickets from the Republican and Democratic conventions. Don’t let these sell out!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel,  Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Nov. 8-10. Be sure to stop by and say “hi.”

 

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Stay cool and add to your collection!

It’s a hot, challenging summer

Hazy, hot and humid. You know it’s summer in Washington when the day’s weather forecast starts with the triple H.

While you are sitting inside, soaking up that air conditioning, why not look through our website and add to your collection?

We have plenty of interesting pieces.

Take a look at our military challenge coin five-piece set. Dating from 2017, it’s a bargain at $135.

Originally carried by members of the military to signify membership, challenge coins are now distributed as tokens of appreciation and 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.

There’s even a First Lady Melania Trump Challenge Coin for $75. 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 $65. And a variety of Vice President Pence coins at $75 and military challenge coins at $12.50.

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 summer. And don’t forget to stop by if you are in town!

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Put some spring in your collection

It’s March and our thoughts turn to spring. Don’t let a little snow and cold weather derail the march toward those spring holidays!

We have some beautiful White House Easter eggs – the perfect gift for the collector or your Easter host and hostess.

There’s a beautiful blue glass egg from this year. Take a look on the website. Wouldn’t that make a nice up-to-date piece for your collection? It’s $35.

The wooden eggs from this year are priced from $15 to $25 each, depending on color. A set of five eggs in different colors from the egg roll is $60. Again, a nice commemoration of  a tradition that dates back to  1878. The first roll was held on the White House lawn by President Rutherford B. Hayes. It’s an annual party on the South Lawn held the Monday after Easter.

We also have a variety of Easter gifts including egg roll aprons, programs, bags, buttons and eggs from years gone by.

Take a look under the “Easter” button.

And if you are in town for the roll, or to sightsee, be sure to drop by and say hello! We are always happy to see our customers.   More

’Tis the season!

It’s time to think about Christmas!

And holiday cards. We have a large selection of White House Christmas cards. You can see many of them on our website. The scarce ones include a beautiful LBJ card at $700 and a 1953 Eisenhower card for $995. The Eisenhower card is one of only 500 made, and it’s a beauty. Both are featured on our home page.

We also have a selection of large autographed cards. These are particularly scarce as they are usually only given to cabinet members and Secret Service agents. Check out the beautiful Bush card from 1991 for $495. This would make a perfect special gift for the collector.

Camp David and HMX cards are also in stock. Those are hard to find, but we have them from past years and hope to have this year’s offerings soon. 

While you are in the holiday spirit, how about an ornament for your tree, or your display case? The website features many of these so you can choose that special one for your household. And they are reasonably priced at $25-$35. 

You can see all our Christmas-related items online.

We are your one-stop shop for unique and collectible holiday gifts. Give us a call at 202-296-0400, and we can help you choose that perfect gift for the history buff or political or coin collector in your family.

And stay tuned. We are working on inventorying a big political button collection. More on that next time.    More

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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