The Pentagon shaped coin from the White House Gift Shop commemorates the Pentagon’s central role in protecting America. The obverse side features the Pentagon beneath the heraldic eagle of the Great Seal of the United States. The reverse contains six seals including the Seal of each branch of America’s Armed Forces as well as the Seal of the U.S. Department of Defense.Serving as the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense, The Pentagon is the largest office building in the world with more than six million total square feet of space, including corridors that stretch 17.5 miles. Completed in 1943, The Pentagon has been America's center for strategic Military operations for more than five decades.

$ 8 . 95  
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Great Seal of the United States mug features brushed stainless steel, slide lid, safety handle, holds up to 16 ounces, and is quality-priced for your use or as an affordable gift for large groups or American themed meetings or seminars.


Each year, we design and commission a new ornament in the White House Gift Shop annual Holidays & Christmas Ornament Collection, often referred to by serious collectors as the Secret Service series for 25 years because of the Secret Service & White House Police origin of this exceptional set in 1991. Our newest ornament in this historic ornament collection will be available in June 2014. This series is prized, worldwide, for its beauty, meticulous handmade in the USA qualities including 24KT gold finishing, premium brass, brilliant baked enamels, historical ornament themes, and heirloom qualities now appreciated by over three generations of America families, friends of America, diplomats, and as annual symbols of your government or military service past or present. The next ornament in this series will be available by June 15, 2014 and features a key moment in American history and the President who met the challenges of the times with vision, purpose, resolve, and successes as the principal leader of the Free World. You won't want to miss the 2014 special Presidential commemorative!

The entire collection is shown in the ornament and model collage -- 24 years of history in 25 individual boxes including the 2014 White House ornament in 3-D, finished entirely in 24KT gold, all made in the USA by the official ornament makers. Historical information cards included with each individually boxed ornament. A new White House, Presidential, or Historically themed ornament is added each year.





THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG

Annual Gold Heirloom Collection - 1st Collection Piece in a New Annual Series that Complements the Annual Art Glass Easter Egg also Available in Limited Numbers & Meticulously Handmade in the USA.

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.

2014 Easter Egg Roll:

On Monday, April 21st, 2014, the First Family will host the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” and more than 30,000 people will assemble on the South Lawn to join in the fun.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP GOLD EASTER EGG

Annual Gold Easter Egg Collection, 1st Issue is Nearly Sold Out

The 2014 gold finished Easter egg is the first of a new annual collection, handmade in the USA, and features a sparkling 24KT gold finish on brass, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum quality, and much more.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.

Casual yet elegant, the White House glasses are perfect for fine enjoyment, casual sipping, and regular use. The White House Diplomat Collection glasses are shaped to fit into a dishwasher and fine-tuned to enhance the pleasure of your favorite beverages.

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THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE EVE OF THE TURN OF A CENTURY, 1899, the design of which was influenced by the art of Norway during the European art period as seen by the point and angle-of-view as well as through the arrangement of the procession of carriages and people.

The 1991 ornament is a treasured heirloom, worldwide, by collectors who value the historical and often artistically referential nuances of the White House Gift Shop’s annual ornaments as well as the beauty of this collection with all ornaments featuring 24KT gold finishing, beautifully baked enamels, historical information cards, and dated by year to mark the passage of time, and handmade, always, only by the official ornament makers.

Candy and candy jars are presidential favorites: Abraham Lincoln enjoyed candied flower petals, Ronald Reagan made Jelly Belly's especially famous and once presented a jar of his favorite treats to Bill Clinton.

You can add your favorite confections to The White House Gift Shop's candy jar. This classic apothecary style jar is custom made in France and artisan etched in the USA, and features the White House architecture in gold etching, sealed lid, classic knob, crystal clear glass, perfect for candies, nuts, small cookies, sugar, spices, M&Ms, and many other kitchen staples, looks great in the kitchen or as a décor accent in any room, dishwasher safe (although we prefer quick washing by hand to protect the 22KT gold inlay on engraving. H: 7", Diameter: 4"
This hand carved mahogany wood Air Force One model adds elegance and distinction to your office, study, home, or collection. This Air Force One model is a substantial gift or collection piece and perfect as a diplomatic gift. Includes Certificate of White House Gift Shop authenticity and personalized certificate of Special Appreciation. Measures 19"L 16"W. United States Air Force - Boeing VC-25A is most famous for its role as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. The two aircraft currently in U.S. service are highly modified versions of Boeing's 747-200B, with tail numbers 28000 and 29000 -- tail number on this model is 28000. Ships an in oversize and protective "double" box with insurance included. Includes a Personalized Certificate of Authenticity & Appreciation from the only original authorized White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- a perfect combination for display or gift giving!

The first official Air Force One was a Douglas VC-54C and called the “Sacred Cow.” Photo shown. This aircraft is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
One of the most costly ornaments to create with its full and extensive 24KT gold finish. Our annual White House ornaments may vary in price based on the cost of gold at the time of production.