Happy Birthday 286th to George Washington !

1775-1784 Commander & Chief Continental Eagle button section is open in honor of G.W’s birthday.


~ 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 partnership offered by Dale Hawley, and a better understanding of the Scottish Royal Culture from Gary Gianotti, we were able to infuse this website’s library for the first time with unavailable information, and a Premier Collection of selective historical buttons and relics which tells the untold story of the founding of the United States.  Our intent is to provide a factual beginning for early American button collectors, and an avenue for their own research into certain varieties of 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 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 known GWIB varieties. Since Rattlesnake, GWI, & NNT buttons do not offer the collecting community any in-depth information on the symbols represented within these buttons, we decided to years of in-depth research in-order to provide their true meaning and intent. We thought it best to use a modern day website’s platform as a library to bring light to unanswered questions and help promote the hobby for future button collectors. Hopefully, our years of hard work through the love of our hobby will benefit the button collecting community by peeking New and Continued interest in both the relic community and people with American historical foundation interests in truth.

     We believe for the first time, we can provide truthful information based on our research into the true intent and purpose behind America’s Revolutionary War Rattlesnake buttons1789 George Washington inaugural & New Nation Tribute buttons. Using historical irrefutable evidence for our findings, we have come to conclude that America’s Scottish Revolutionary Artisans used Judaeo-Christian religious lessons along with Worldly  mulit-culture denominators to provide a foundation in the creation of America’s federal insignia. A fact that has been overlooked by the America’s educational system. So, for the first time we 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, Religious Authority, and Heraldry within the New Republic’s insignia.

       We believe George Washington used his strongest allies from the American Revolution and a Council of Enlightened Visionaries to help shape the dynamics of a much needed new style of societal governance. This Council of Enlightened Revolutionaries was able to strategically infuse a religious heraldry foundation for our country through Robert Scot’s Artisans. These artisans had the proper education and artistry talent to provide a hidden Scottish Royal Culture backed by Judaeo-Christians morality foundations. We believe the enlightened ideals of George Washington, the founders, and the Enlightened Council of Visionaries needed to have a strategy in place if the New Republic’s experiment in self-governance failed. The strategy was to ensure the real family’s of European Wealth didn’t establish a dominance foothold in America’s Resources if the New Republic failed.

       We believe that George Washington, the Founders, and this unseen 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 acted as a hidden Master. He would be able to utilize all nationality artisans through his societal status umbrella. Another tool (Chess Piece) was the affiliated neighborhood Scottish-Rite Masonic lodges. They provided a network for the artisans, and disgruntled army of Patriot soldiers to be pawns in carrying out various missions needed in-order to build to secure Independence and build a New Republic under the political veil of normal state diplomacy/politics. This is the History we will provide an avenue into for our Research into the meanings and intent behind Rattlesnake, GWI’s, and NNT buttons.

The Enlightened Individuals that contribute to this Library have the Power to Help the Button Community Rise-Up, and they Do So with No Fear of Personal Loss to Themselves; for They Do it for the beauty of Enlightening their fellow collectors 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 Honey Comb
Legend Indentees

GWI 8-A 35mm GW Roman Monogram RJ Silverstein's geoorgewashingtoninauguralbutton O
* GWI 8 *
The Plain Roman
G.W. Monogram
WI 9-B THE DOTTED SCRIPT 35.40MM BRASS RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O
* GWI 9 *
The Stipple Script
G.W. Monogram
Troop Favorite


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 Federal Eagle
ST. Andrews Cross
Scallop Legend

* 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. Monogram
W/ 3 Roads Into 1


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

* 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.
Forgery, $5,000!

* GWI & NNT *
Enl. Visionaries
Grand Arch.Design
Insignia Allusions