Guatemala 2-CENTAVOS (KM252)
Guatemala 2-CENTAVOS (KM252)

Guatemala 2-CENTAVOS (KM252) Resplendent Quetzal

Since 1925 the Quetzal has been Guatemala's unit of currency (100 centavos = 1 quetzal), and the Resplendent Quetzal is Guatemala's national bird.

This is the "original" species of Quetzal, first described in 1832, but today the name applies to five different species. A very colourful, largish bird, the Resplendent Quetzal is important in Mesoamerican mythologies.

This well-used brass coin passed through many hands from its issue in 1944 and its de-monetization in 1997.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Composition: Brass
  • CAT#: KM252

Obverse Legend

REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA

Reverse Legend

DOS CENTAVOS DE QUETZAL

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