Inauguration Committee opens retail store: $7,500 for Obama coins, $15 for Obama tube socks

For those wondering what could make President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s second inauguration that much more special, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has unveiled Obama administration-themed coinage, blankets, tube socks, charms, wine glasses, mugs and golf balls to commemorate the occasion.

The PIC announced the launch of an inauguration online store on Thursday, as well as an upcoming retail shop to open later this month in Washington, D.C.

For those interested, merchandise ranges from a $7,500 medallion set with Obama and Biden’s faces, to an 18” x 24” reproduction of Obama supporter Chuck Close’s print portrait of the president. The store also features items like $150 cufflinks, a $25 golf ball set, and $15 for Obama tube socks.

“We are excited to announce the launch of the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013 Official Store,” Presidential Inaugural Committee spokeswoman Addie Whisenant said.

“This inauguration is an historic moment for all Americans to come together and celebrate. Whether it is a tote bag or a sweatshirt, this official memorabilia helps Americans across the country share in this special event,” she added.

The PIC had a similar retail component in 2009. The Associated Press reports that the proceeds will go toward fundraising for inaugural celebrations.

The PIC merchandise will also be offered at select hotels in the city.

The inauguration theme this year is “Our People. Our Future.”

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