Federal Eagle With 13 Stars Above
~ The Isabela Collection ~
1789 FEDERAL EAGLE WITH 13 STARS ABOVE
Color: Gold With A Wood Color Base
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design, Gilt Brass.
Size: 17.86mm. Cuff Size.
Rarity: R-7 (One of Two Only Surviving Specimens)
Variety Type: Federal Eagle / 13 Stars / Federal Shield.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen. Fair Planchet Condition, A Poor Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This is the rarest 1789 New Nation Tribute button that exists. The button still retains a real good amount of gilt in the design’s pattern. The button depicts a Federal Style Eagle facing left. There is a Federal Type Shield covering over the Eagle’s body. This shield is more similar to the British Broad Arrow then a Federal shield. Or could even be a reference to the Royal Company of Archer’s. The shaft symbol was used by the lifeguard to the King of Scotland. There are Thirteen Stars Above. Unfortunately, only one or two can be seen around the 1 o’clock position.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, and intact, but slightly bent.
Library Records Has Limited Information GWI 31-A:
History: Yes Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location: ~ New York ~
The RJ. Silverstein Collection.
This was Dug By Shane in Rhode Island at the base of an old rock wall.
We Dig History You Tube Video Link of the Dig: We Dig History Finds American Celebratory Button