“If we cannot learn wisdom from experience, it is hard to say where it could be found.”


~ 1789 to 1797 ~
GWI 24
The Federal Eagle
W/ The Regnal Jewels of Scotland Indentees


      Welcome to Isabela’s 1789, George Washington Inaugural Buttons Library. My name is Robert J. Silverstein, and I am the author, creator, and developer of this library of George Washington Inaugural and New Nation Tribute buttons. With the invaluable knowledge offered by Dale Hawley into GWI button designs, and a strong understanding of the Scottish Royal Culture from Gary Gianotti, we were able to infuse this website’s library for the first time in history with unavailable information, and a Premier Collection of selective historical buttons and relics which tells the untold story of the Scottish founding of the United States.  Our intent is to provide a factual history for the origins of early American symbols through GWI & NNT buttons and associated federal & state insignia relics. For historical relic researchers and button collectors this would act as a starting point avenue for their own research into certain symbol origins for 18th century Rattlesnake, George Washington inaugural, and New Nation Tribute buttons.

     We were was able to compile and compare a wide variety of specimens in-order to help advance the button community’s knowledge and understanding into the Scottish Royal Culture symbols of each button, as well as provide a historical context perspective. After many years of research, we were able to document and provide 3 New GWI varieties, and 13 sub-variants of George Washington inaugurals and New Nation Tribute button varieties. Since Rattlesnake, GWI, & NNT buttons do not offer the collecting community any in-depth information on the Scottish symbols origins represented within these celebratory buttons; we decided to provide their true intent and meaning. To advance the knowledge and truth into our modern day society, I thought it best to use a website’s platform as a library to bring light to unanswered questions into America’s symbolism’s Scottish origins, and help promote the hobby for future button and relic collectors. Hopefully, our years of research through the love of GWI & NNT button collecting will benefit the American relic collecting community.

     We believe for the first time, we can provide truthful information based on our research into the true intent and purpose behind the symbols of America’s Revolutionary War Rattlesnake buttons1789 George Washington inaugural & New Nation Tribute buttons. Using historical irrefutable evidence of where the symbols originate, we have come to conclude that Scottish high society elites used Robert Scot and other Philadelphia Artisans to supplant Judaeo-Christian religious lessons along with other mulit-culture denominators through the lineage of Scottish Royalty to provide a foundation in the creation of America’s federal insignia. A fact that has been purposefully overlooked by the America’s historical researchers and educational system. This caused a significant devaluation of American Relics and has remained so to the common citizenry who collect 18th century objects. Through this library our group will demonstrate how the sophisticated Scottish Artisans under the direction of Robert Scot used a secret “Allusion technique” in their artistry. Specifically placing Scottish Royal Culture history, and Judaeo-Christian Authority as Heraldry within the Scottish New Republics Transformational insignia.

     We believe George Washington used his strongest Scottish high society allies from the American Revolution who formed a Council of Enlightened Visionaries to help shape the dynamics of a much needed new style of societal governance. This new societal construct would be called, “The Grand Architects Design.” This blue print for the New Republic was most likely modeled from the a combination of the bible’s Great Architect of the Universe, The Noble Order of the Garter, and the Order of the Thistle’s precepts. This Council of Enlightened Revolutionaries was able to strategically weave Scottish Royal Culture and these Order precepts into the foundation for our country through Robert Scot’s Artisans and Congressional 1785-1789 Committee members.

     We will also examine the reasoning why specific Scottish culture symbols were placed within America’s founding insignia and official objects. We know that Robert Scot’s and his Philadelphia Artisans had the proper education and artistry talent to provide a hidden Scottish Royal Culture and Judaeo-Christians foundations, but we need to look deeper and look at what they were trying to accomplish. Understanding the strategy put in place if the New Republic’s experiment in self-governance was successful or failed is very important. Understanding the concept of how European wealthy families and religious leaders dominated the economic structure of banking is very important to understanding the reasoning behind the Scottish Symbol placement and the societal construct of the Grand Architects Design. You will determine and measure through our history if the Scottish high society families strategy of preventing European Old Wealth through their financing (Banking) didn’t establish a dominance foothold in America’s ownership of the Country’s Resources.

       We believe that George Washington, the Founders, and this unseen Scottish Council of Enlightened Revolutionaries acted as visionaries and made a new strategic Chessboard that could be Transformational to fit societal needs as they changed. They were able to set up a strategic (Chessboard) plan using various networks to accomplish their vision. They were able to place pieces and provide the necessary tools for each piece to be successful. One of many vehicles was Robert Scot who was the International Guild President sent from Scotland who acted as a Unknown Superior (Strict Rite). He would be able to oversee and utilize in an umbrella all nationality artisans in America through his societal high social status. Another tool (Chess Piece) was the affiliated neighborhood Scottish Masonic lodges. The Scottish lodges provided a strong network for the high society Scottish elite families. The lodges were used as a social vehicle where everyone one who was a patriot came together to promote the agenda (Cause) of liberty and independence. This wide range of membership would include the artisans, all kinds of high society elites in political positions, as well as the disgruntled second class citizenry who be pawns in carrying out various missions or acting as Revolutionary War Soldiers. 

The Enlightened Individuals that contribute to this Library have the Power to Help the Button & Relic Community Rise-Up, and they Do So with No Fear of Personal Loss to Themselves; for They Do it for the beauty of Enlightening the American Culture of our era.


“Lux et Lux Fuit”

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* GWI 1 & NNT 1 *
Federal Eagle
March The Fourth
Memorable Era

* New Nation TR. 2 *
The Federal eagle
Rising in the Stars
E. Pluribus Unum

* GWI 4 *
G. Washington
President of the
Rising Republic

* GWI 4 *
G.W. Monogram
Linked States
America’s 3 Roads
1127 Dunkfeld Cathedral

* GWI 5 *
G.W. Monogram
With A Salient
Style Border

WI 6-A GW BRASS 33 MM 36 IMPRESSIONSRJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* GWI 6 *
G.W. Monogram
W/ Chased Saint
Andrews Crosses

* GWI 7 *
The G.W. Monogram
With 72 Honeycomb
Legend Indentees

GWI 8-A 35mm GW Roman Monogram RJ Silverstein's geoorgewashingtoninauguralbutton O
* GWI 8 *
The Plain Roman
G.W. Monogram
* GWI 9 *
The Stipple Script
G.W. Monogram
King & 12 Knights


WI 10-A BRASS 35MM R-7 WI 10-B RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com B-1
*GWI 10 *
G.W. Monogram
W/ Old World
Cross Legend

* GWI 11 *
G.W. Monogram
In The Wide
Oval Center

* GWI 12 *
The Eagle With
A Heraldic Estoile
Square Indentees

* GWI 13 *
The Federal Eagle
Eight Point Estoile
W/ Variable Legend

WI 14-A 31.8MM 74.3 GRAINS WI 14-A 31.8MM 74.3 GRAINS RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons O
* GWI 14 *
A Scottish Rising
New Republic
St. Andrews Cross

* New Nation TR. 15 *
A Federal Eagle
Morning Glory
Thirteen Stars

* GWI 16 *
G. Washington
Folk Art
Inaugural Buttons

WI 17-B LAUREL WREATH SHEFFIELD SILVER 15MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* GWI 17 *
Roman Laurel Wreath
American (5) Star

* GWI 18 *
15 Star Pattern
Long Live The

* GWI 19 *
G.W. Portrait
The Pater Patriae
German Tribute

* GWI 20 *
The Script
G.W. Sovereignty
“E” Emmanuel 

WI 21-A 25MM R-6 DALE EXC. NY:MASS not for sale BORDER
* GWI 21-B *
G.W. Monogram
Federal Eagle
Stipple Cypher

ZL-WI 22-A GW WITH LIBERY CAP 22MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* GWI 22-B *
G.W. Monogram
W/ Honey Hive
In Phrygian Cap

WI 23-B 14mm Gilt Brass Dave Dug in South Carolina 5
* GWI 23 *
The Federal Eagle
W/ G.W. Monogram
And Liberty Cap

ZH-WI 24-A THE EAGLE WITH INVERTED DIAMONDS 35MM. GILDED BRASS 20-20 NOTCHES-INVERTED DIAMOND SRJ silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* GWI 24 *
The Federal Eagle
W/ Regnal Jewels
of Scotland

* GWI 25 *
Isabela’s War Egle
G.W. Monogram
R. Stipple Edge

WI 26-A LIBERTY CAP WITH DATE 34mm Copper RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* New Nation TR 26 *
Liberty Cap
on Liberty Pole
With 1789 Date

* GWI 27 *
1793-97 15 Star
Federal Eagle
1st Reverse Cuff

* 1792-1797 *
New Nation TR. 28

The Federal Eagle
W/ 13 Stars Above

* GWI 29 *
G. Washington
Portrait U.S. Cent
Poor Mans Inaug.

* 1745 – 1775 *
The Scottish Royal
*Liberty Button *
Honey Bee & Dog Star

* 1767 – 1783 *
The British Army
Royal Artillery &
Regiment of Foot

* 1789 – 1793 *
Long Live the King
King & Constitution

* 1775 – 1783 *
American Tory &
British Crown
Loyalist Buttons

* 1775-1784 *
G. Washington
Commander & Chief
Continental Army 

* 1775 – 1783 *
Enlightened Revolutionaries
Rattlesnake Vart.

1777 Continental Army Enlisted Man's Pattern USA Pewter RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* 1776 – 1784 *
The American
Continental Army
13 Colonies Regt.’s

* 1775 – 1784 *
The French Army
Troupes A Pied

Infanterie de Ligne 

* 1775 – 1780’s *
Continental Navy
French C. Troops
Royal Navy 1748 >

* 1792 – 1796 *
A. Wayne’s Legion
-1798 to 1802-
Infantry Regt.’s

* 1776 – 1802 *
Army Artillery

Artillerist & Eng.

* 1790 – 1854 *
– Dragoons –
Regt Of Riflemen
* Militia Rifles *

* 1776 – 1865 *
Various State
Militia Buttons

* 1808 – 1854 *
Federal Infantry
Army Regiments
Officers & Enlisted

* 1802 – 1865 *
U.S. Artillery Regt.
Artillery Corps
Militia Artillery

* 1812 – 1851 *
The Federal Army
Ordnance Dept.
Artillery & Corps

1832 Topographical Engineers 23mm convex brass georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* 1813 – 1863 *
– Topographical –
Orig. General Staff
Engineers to Corps

* 1795 – 1863 *
United States
Diplomatic Service

* 1794 – 1865 *
U.S.A. Navy
Republic of Texas
Confederate Navy

Revenue Marine 1820's Albert' FD1-Tice RM200A21 rj silverstein's Georgewashingtoninaugralbuttons.com R-20
*1790 – 1863 *
– Dept of Treasury – Revenue Marine

1820's Marines Albert's MC 2 RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* 1798 – 1865 *
– U.S. Marines –
Navy Department’s
Naval Infantry

* 1780-1815 *
Mason Fraternity Buttons
Scottish & English
Freemason Loyalists

ZL-WI 22-A GW WITH LIBERY CAP 22MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* 1789 *
Scottish-Royal Culture
Royal Family Bloodline

* 1778 – 1782 *
George Washington
Spy Button

* 1776 – 1784 *
George Washington
Scottish Royal Culture
Spy Button

* 1776 – 1784 *
George Washington
Colonist Spy Button

1840-50's USMA RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* 1816 – 1865 *
United States
Military Academies

Schools & Univ.
North & South

* 1789 – 1803 *
Le Bouton Uniforme Français
Troupes a Pied
Infanterie Legere

* 18th & 19 Centruy *
Treasures From
The Isabela Collection
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* 18th & 19th Century *
Military Generals
Navy Admirals
French & British

1861-65 Adjutant Generals Dept. 21mm Gilt Brass Dug Chancellorsville by Grover Simpkins Albert CS 50-Tice CSAG250A.1 No Shank Made in Paris 2
* 1860 – 1865 * Confederate States Army General & General Staff Local & British

King Edward I
The Confessor’s
Divine Royal
Sovereign “E”

* 18th & 19th*

New Jersey
Jesuit Buttons

* 1790 – 1815 *
United States
Fed & State

* 18th & 19th Cent. *
R.M. Documenting

Civilian 1-Piece
Metal Buttons
* 1791-1793 * America’s Rattlesnake
Don’t Tread On Me
Rev War Buttons & Flags


*Perfect Forgeries*
Education &
Anniversary Issues
* A James Madison *
March 4, 1789
Constitution Trib.


Robert Scot’s
13 Step Capped
Nubian Pyramid
Snake & Pine Tree

American Sovereign
Grand Archit Design
Scot Royal Culture
Insignia Allusions