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1 Quetzal

1 Quetzal -  obverse1 Quetzal -  reverse

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Features

Country Guatemala
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2012
Value 1 Quetzal
1 GTQ = 0.13 USD
Currency Quetzal (1925-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 11.0 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.41 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 284,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 59
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

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

Translation:
Republic of Guatemala
Liberty
15 of
September
of 1821
2001

Reverse

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

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

Translation:
Strong and Lasting Peace
Peace
1
Quetzal
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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  Very rare
1999  0.93 1.24 1.24 1.24 2.08
2000  0.30 0.55 0.76 Small letters
2001  0.34 0.34 0.87 1.11
2006  0.55 1.11 1.62
2008 
2011 
2012  50,000,000 0.98

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