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Quetzal

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  • Guatemala, Republic
  • Quetzal
  • Guatemala
  • of 108 890 sq. km
  • the Spanish (state)
  • GT (GTM) 320

The native currency of Guatemala is the quetzal which makes 100 centavo. Denominations are propagated to territories of Guatemala of denomination 50 centavo, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 quetzal.

Till 1925 monetary unit was the peso, containing 22,5 g of a fine silver. In circulation there were notes of private banks, change on silver. The law from May, 2nd, 1925 had been entered new monetary unit - a quetzal with a gold content of the pure gold of 1,50463 g, equal to an US dollar gold content. Notes in peso have been interchanged for quetzals on a parity 60 peso for 1 quetzal. From Spanish a quetzal It is transferred as " " which plotting also is seated on the State Emblem of Guatemala. For local residents it symbolises love to freedom.

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The note of denomination 1 quetzal, since August, 20th, 2007 is produced on a polymeric basis. The denomination face side contains the plotting The president of Guatemala, Jose Maria Orellany, figure 1 print is on the right side possessed. On the back There is a kind of Bank of the country. The watermark on a denomination is absent. As a protective element on the left side Notes the transparent window with a kind of a bird a quetzal is put. The dominating colours used at manufacturing Denominations - green and olive.

Since November, 14th, 2011, denominations of 5 quetzals, also began to produce of polymer. On face side of the note in nominal value in 50 quetzals Carlos Zahrisson is represented, on the back is The plotting of a scene of the tax of coffee. On a denomination in 100 dollars are seated a portrait the Francisco of the Marrokuin (face side) And the plotting of a building of university in the city of San Carlos Borromeo (back). Introduction of notes in nominal value of 500 and 1000 quetzals is expected.

In the top right angle of face side of each note, significance of nominal value in the figures the Maya representing cultural history of Guatemala is displayed.

Face side 1 quetzal of Guatemala
the Back 1 quetzal of Guatemala

In the country the American dollars which are accepted practically everywhere also act: in shops, in the markets And in hotels. The currency interchanges in banks or exchange offices, and also in large hotels and the airports.

Face side of 20 quetzals of Guatemala
the Back of 20 quetzals of Guatemala

It is updated 05.2012


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