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1 Quetzal, 1986

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Front: José María Orellana (1872-1926), President of Guatemala 1921-1926

Back: Banco de Guatemala building

 

Banco de Guatemala

Banco de Guatemala

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20 Quetzales, 1999

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Front: Doctor Mariano Gálvez (1794-1862), President of Guatemala 1831-1838

Back: Granting of Independence to Central America

 

50 Quetzales, 2001

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Front: Carlos O. Zachrisson, Guatemala Finance Minister 1923-1926

Zachrisson, as a minister of Finance, was responsive for currency reform.

Back: Coffee bean pickers

 

1 Quetzal, 2006 (2007) Polymer

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Front: José María Orellana (1872-1926), President of Guatemala 1921-1926

Back: Banco de Guatemala building

 

Banco de Guatemala

Banco de Guatemala

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200 Quetzales, 2009 (2010)

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Front: Three famous Guatemalan composers and band directors: Sebastián Hurtado (1827-1913), Mariano Valverde (1884-1956), and German Alcántara (1863-1910)

Sebastián Hurtado built the first chromatic marimba in 1897.

Back: Musical score of La Flor del Café by Alcántara; marimba chromática instrument by Hurtado; and allusion to Noche de luna entre ruinas by Valverde.

 

5 Quetzales, 2010 (2011) Polymer

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Front: General Justo Rufino Barrios (1835-1885), President of Guatemala 1873-1885

Back: Classroom scene

Courtesy ybnotes

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Guatemala, located in Central America, was a constituent state of the Central American Republic 1823-1839. It became an independent republic in 1839. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Guatemala.

 

 

 

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