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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,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 59
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  0.7% Very rare
1999  0.87 0.94 1.18 1.18 2.83 42%
2000  0.25 0.57 1.31 32% Small letters
2001  0.35 0.35 0.83 1.13 38%
2006  8,000 0.61 1.13 1.70 20%
2008  33,040,000 0.59 9%
2011  5%
2012  50,000,000 1.24 8%

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