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.
- Diameter: 25 mm
- Composition: Brass
- CAT#: KM252