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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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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.

Commemorate the annual fun by adding to your collection today!   More

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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