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Capitol Coin is on the move!

That’s right. Your favorite source for political items and precious metals is moving down the street, around the corner and not too far away – to new digs.

We are closed for a few weeks while we pack up and move out. Look for us in our new space in late April.

While we pack, we may not answer the phone as quickly, and we will not respond to online orders. But rest assured we will be back with the same great service, expertise, enthusiasm and smiles that you’ve come to expect.

Look for our new address in April.

See you then!   More

All things Easter from the White House

Are you looking for an Easter purchase for your collection? This is a great year to add some White House merchandise.

The White House Easter Egg Roll challenge coin is the perfect addition to any collection. It’s adorable and unique. It also makes a lovely, special Easter basket gift. It has a nice box for storage and at $60, it’s perfect for that special someone or yourself.

If it’s eggs you are after, we have some beauties. White House Easter Eggs are an annual tradition. This year’s crystal egg is just gorgeous and $45. The gold egg, commemorating this year’s Easter Egg Roll is $50 and oh-so special. You can also buy a five-piece set of Easter eggs with Joe Biden and Jill Biden’s signatures on one side and logos from the White House Easter Egg Roll on the other side. These are also from 2023. The set is $65.

There is plenty of Easter merchandise from past years. If you want to grab a five-piece egg set from last year, that is $125. And there are individual wooden eggs for sale as well as challenge coins, buttons, ornaments and programs. Click on Easter in the menu to the left of this column and take a look. We have many different items at many different prices!

This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll takes place April 10 on the South Lawn. Unfortunately, the time has passed to enter the lottery for tickets. But one of our wooden eggs makes a nice reminder of one of the oldest White House traditions, dating back to 1878.

And if you are in town for a vacation, please do stop by. Our store is filled with items that might add to your collection and we love meeting our collectors. Makes sure your call first so that we will be expecting you!   More

Plenty to warm your winter!

It’s a new year, and we have a lot of new merchandise.

Political buttons are tops on our website! If you are looking for add to your collection, check out some of our recent additions at all price points.

We’ve added a number of Joe Biden-Kamala Harris 2020 political buttons in small, medium and large from $2-$3. Buy several to fill out your collection.

A few new Bernie Sanders buttons are also available. There’s even some Black Lives Matter buttons. All for $3.

And if you want to add a piece of history to that button collection, check out the Clinton-Gore 13-piece set at $125.

Are you looking for items other than buttons? Round out your collection of inauguration memorabilia with an inauguration badge. Several police inauguration badges are now available for sale at a variety of price points. Check them out under inauguration items.

We also have Presidential cufflinks, Challenge Coins, playing cards and even a presidential yo-yo!

Whether the cold temperatures have you inside or you are quarantining due to COVID-19, spend a little time browsing the many items on the website. If you need any help, give us a ring at 202-296-0400. In the District? Come visit. We are at 1616 H. St. N.W. Give us a call, and we’ll be waiting for you.   More

’Tis the Season

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift?

We have you covered.

Our latest merchandise includes some great items including National Christmas Tree Lighting programs from many years, a White House Christmas decorations booklet, Christmas cards from a number of administrations and Camp David Christmas cards. Any of these items would make a lovely gift or a super addition to your personal collection.

Christmas tree ornaments are available and most are $25. They offer an interesting peek into past presidents and would make another nice gift.

Other items you might consider are Presidential cufflinks, Challenge Coins, playing cards and even a presidential yo-yo! A few buttons might please the history buff or collector. These don’t say Christmas, but they do say you care.

If you need a gift fast, we are open this week. If you need any help, give us a ring at 202-296-0400. In the District? Come visit. We are at 1616 H. St. N.W. Give us a call, and we’ll be waiting for you.

Have a peaceful holiday and a happy New Year!   More

Inauguration goodies now available!

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been in office since Jan. 20, and we have just received some of the most sought-after memorabilia from their inauguration festivities.

The Biden-Harris inaugural medal is available now. This medal is beautiful on the front and the back and comes with a lovely wooden stand in an attractive box.

The Biden-Harris Congressional Inaugural invitation package includes the invitation to the ceremony and a program. Photos of both the President and Vice President appear.

The Platform Inaugural Ticket has a drawing of the area surrounding the ceremony on one side and the ticket on the other.

All three of these items are in high demand. If you are interested, please call us and we can discuss pricing. Or you can stop into the store and take a look. Our number is 202-296-0400. We are at 1616 H. St. N.W. Give us a call and we’ll be waiting for you.

We have plenty of other political items for your collection. No matter what you are interested in, we are sure to have a little something for you, from buttons to medals and everything in between.

See you soon!   More

Unique framed gifts and artwork on sale!

Spend a little of your spring break with us!

Spring is here and we’re having a sale!

All the framed items in our store are now discounted 20 percent. That’s right. Every photograph, Christmas card and print is 20 percent off the ticketed price. This is an in-store only sale. We are not shipping these items.

So now is the time to come and visit us in Washington, D.C. Many of our framed pieces are hanging on our walls: Photographs, autographs, pictures that have hung in the White House as well as framed Christmas cards. If you are looking for a Christmas card from the Clinton era, we have a nice selection of those.

Prices start at $25.

This is a great time to come and visit us at 1616 H Street NW. We lots of interesting political memorabilia as well as collectible coins. We love to meet our customers. Give us a call at 202-296-0400.   More

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!


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.


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.


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.”



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!


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

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