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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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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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Celebrate spring with us!

It’s time to do your spring happy dance! Wherever you live, the weather is finally looking up. If you are in the D.C. area, it’s cherry blossom time, and the weather has been warming up. Elsewhere in the country, there’s been some end-of-the-season snow.

What better way to recognize the season than with a good collectible. Easter eggs are perfect. We’ve been featuring them since the Reagan era. And there will be new ones again this year. We’ve got beautiful glass eggs and wooden eggs. And for you button collectors, we’ve got buttons from the White House Easter Egg Roll too.

If you are looking for something other than an egg or button, check out the website under Easter. We have programs from the Easter Egg Roll as well as temporary tattoos and recipe cards, posters and tickets. More merchandise is coming in daily.

This year’s White House event is April 6. Did you know that the White House receives more than 300,000 requests for tickets for the annual event? This year, they have awarded 35,000 tickets. The day includes the roll and many more activities in and around the White House. In 2001, the roll was cancelled due to rain. Now, there’s a system in place to relocate the roll to another location should it rain.

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Fair price, fair value for your collectibles!

Find a silver dollar from Great-Grandma Minnie?

Unearth a box in your closet loaded with pennies and dimes?

Inherit all of your uncle’s precious button collection from FDR’s era?

We can help you put a value on your treasures and dispose of them so that everyone is happy.

With more than 50 years of experience, we can put a fair, accurate price on your coins, stamps and political memorabilia. Individual items or entire collections –– no appraisal is too big or too small.

Don’t let these items sit in a closet. They might have been a treasure to a family member, and they could be a treasure to another collector just looking for that item you’ve packed away. And with the price of gold and silver what they are, you will have a nice little sum to spend on something you want. We also can sell on consignment for a commission.

Gold, silver, coins, U.S. stamps, presidential items, we value them all!

Our prices are reasonable. Give us a call. Or stop by.

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Christmas collecting!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And your collection can look that way, too.

Check out our big selection of presidential Christmas cards. We have cards from the White House, Marine One (HMX) and from Camp David. Our offerings cover the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama and both Bush presidencies. Take a look. You might find something for your collection or a card that will make the perfect gift. And what a special item these would make to start a collection at this time of the year.

Prices are reasonable. These cards would make a meaningful gift for a loved one or for yourself.

Capitol Coin is your best source of political memorabilia, coins and precious metals in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area.

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Buttons, buttons, buttons!

Now that the 2014 elections are in the books, it's time to start thinking about 2016! Jump on the political bandwagon with our outstanding selection of political buttons.

We’ve got lots of Hillary buttons: Hillary as Wonder Woman or the Statue of Liberty or just as herself. There’s an assortment of other candidates as well. Are you a Chris Christie fan? How about Rand Paul? Peter King? Cory Booker? Think Elizabeth Warren will partner with Hillary? There’s a button for all those choices. And at $2 each, prices are reasonable.

These buttons are sure to be collector’s items as the election season heats up and the 2016 field changes.

Check out our massive array of political buttons here!   More

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