Guatemala replaces 1 quetzal note with coin

According to this news report (google translate) from 4 November 2013 the Bank of Guatemala has issued a new version of its 1 quetzal note with issue date 23 November 2011 and new features like a portrait in the window and a new signature.

This will also be the final issue because the note will be replaced with a coin to reduce costs. The unit price of a note is more than twice what a coin costs. The notes were printed by the French company Oberthur Fiduciaire.

This is unfortunate for us collectors, especially with an interest in polymer money, because this means one banknote less to look out for.

Steven Friday 15 November 2013 at 11:50 am | | news
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