Guatemalan quetzal currency | Guatemala Bank Notes

Guatemalan Quetzal

Guatemalan quetzal currency:

The quetzal is the legal tender of Guatemala and it was named after the resplendent quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala because in ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as currency. It is subdivided into hundred equal parts namely centavos. In 1925, during the term of President Jose Maria Orellana the quetzal was introduced replacing the Guatemalan peso, currency of Guatemala between 1859 and 1925. Jose Maria Orellana image still appears on the obverse of the one-quetzal notes.

In 1925, the Central Bank of Guatemala introduced the first coins in the denominations of 1, 5, 10 centavos, ¼, ½ and 1 quetzal. Coins currently in circulation are 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 centavos, 1 quetzal. The Central Bank of Guatemala introduced the first banknotes in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 100 quetzals with ½ quetzal notes added in 1933. Bank of Guatemala took over the production of paper currency in 1946. 50 quetzal notes were introduced in 1967. At the end of the 1990s, the 1⁄2 and 1 quetzal coins replaced notes. Currently the bank notes in circulation are 50 centavos, 1 quetzal, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 quetzals.

Guatemalan Quetzal

Guatemalan Quetzal (Guatemala):

Code:  GTQ

Symbol: Q

Subunit:

1/100=centavo

Banknotes:

50 centavos, 1 quetzal, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 quetzales

Coins  :

1, 5, 10, 25, 50 centavos, 1 quetzal

Central bank:

Bank of Guatemala

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
3 + 8 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.