1 Quetzal

1 Quetzal -  obverse1 Quetzal -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Guatemala
Period Republic (1841-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2012
Value 1 Quetzal
1 GTQ = USD 0.13
Currency Quetzal (1925-date)
Composition Nickel brass (Copper 70%, Zinc 28%, Nickel 2%)
Weight 11.0 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.41 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2315
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 284,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 59
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of arms with legend at top and date at bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA
LIBERTAD
15 DE
SETIEMBRE
DE 1821
2001

Translation:
Republic of Guatemala
Liberty
15 of
September
of 1821

Reverse

Stylized peace dove, with the word Paz (Peace), celebrating the end of civil war on December 29, 1996.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
Paz Firme y Duradera
Paz
1
Quetzal
29 de Diciembre de 1996

Translation:
Strong and Lasting Peace
Peace
29th of December 1996

Edge

Reeded.

Comments

1998: Trial strike that eventually made it to circulation. Plain and Reeded edge varieties.

Different design and letters of obverse and reverse:


The different designs of obverses as found by Ina Huitema and Gijs Vlothuizen

Ole

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  0.9% Very rare
1999  $ 0.93 $ 0.75 $ 0.95 $ 1.13 $ 2.01 41%
2000  $ 0.15 $ 0.35 $ 0.57 $ 1.30 $ 1.56 31% Small letters
2001  $ 0.12 $ 0.34 $ 0.44 $ 0.50 $ 0.74 $ 1.09 $ 1.13 38%
2006  8 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.57 $ 0.65 $ 1.13 $ 1.80 20%
2008  33 040 000 $ 0.51 9%
2011  $ 0.53 6%
2012  50 000 000 $ 0.36 $ 1.21 $ 1.85 8%

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