Guatemala ¼-QUETZEL (KM243)
Guatemala ¼-QUETZEL (KM243)

Guatemala ¼-QUETZEL (KM243) Resplendent Quetzal

The Quetzal is 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 coin was minted between 1926 and 1929, and again from 1946 to 1949.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Composition: 0.720 Silver
  • CAT#: KM243.1

Obverse Legend

REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA

Reverse Legend

LEY DE 26 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1924. ¼ QUETZEL

Edge Legend

AMERICA-CENTRAL-REPUBLICA-DE-GUATEMALA

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