Guatemala

Guatemala new sig/date (17.01.2007) 50-quetzal note confirmed

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50 quetzales, 17 DE ENERO DE 2007. Like P113, but new date, new signatures, and prefix/suffix F/B.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

Guatemala new sig/date (09.09.2011) 100-quetzal note confirmed

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100 quetzales, 9 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2011. Like P119, but new date, signatures, and printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient).

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

Guatemala new sig/date (19.05.2010) 100-quetzal note confirmed

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100 quetzales, 19 DE MAYO DE 2010. Like P119, but new date, new signatures, and new printer imprint (GIESECKE & DEVRIENT).

Courtesy of Alexey.

Guatemala new sig/date (19.05.2010) 20-quetzal note confirmed

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20 quetzales, 19 DE MAYO DE 2010. Like P118, but new date, new signatures, new imprint of CANADIAN BANK NOTE, and change to the shape of the flag as registration device.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Max Keller.

Guatemala new sig/date (11.05.2011) 10-quetzal note confirmed

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10 quetzales, 11 DE MAYO DE 2011. Like unlisted note dated 19 DE MAYO DE 2010, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Guatemala new 20-quetzal note printed by Goznak reported

According to a press release by Russian banknote producer Goznak, the firm has recently executed an order to produce a 20-quetzal note for Guatemala. The release also mentions various other countries for which Goznak supplies paper substrate and produces notes.

Courtesy of Cedrian Lopez Bosch.

Guatemala new sig/date (11.05.2011) 10-quetzal note confirmed

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10 quetzales, 11 DE MAYO DE 2011. Like unlisted note dated 19 DE MAYO DE 2010, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Guatemala new sig/date (02.05.2012) 1-quetzal note confirmed

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1 quetzal, 2 DE MAYO DE 2012. Like unlisted note dated 23 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2011, but new date, new signature, and portrait added to window.

According to a Prensa Libre article dated 4 November 2013, the 1-quetzal note will be replaced by a coin.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Guatemala new sig/date (11.05.2011) 5-quetzale note confirmed

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5 quetzales, 11 DE MAYO DE 2011. Like unlisted note dated 19 DE MAYO DE 2010, but new date, new signature (Sergio Francisco Recinos), and new font for lower right serial number.

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Courtesy of Yuri Minkin.

Guatemala new 1-quetzal note dated 23.11.2011 confirmed

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1 quetzal (US$0.15), 23 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2011. Like Pick 115, but new date, new signatures (Sergio Francisco Recinos Rivera and Edgar Baltazar Barquín Durán), and flag added to front and back. Polymer.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov and Thomas Krause.

Guatemala new sig/date (19.05.2010) 10-quetzal note confirmed


10 quetzales (US$1.30), 19 DE MAYO DE 2010. Like P117, but new date, new signatures, new printer imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE), new style flag, and new font for serial number at lower right.

Courtesy of Krassy Dimitrov.

Guatemala new 5-quetzal polymer note confirmed


On 21 November 2011, Banco de Guatemala issued a new 5-quetzal (US$0.65) banknote printed on polymer substrate by the Canadian Bank Note Company. The new note is dated 19 DE MAYO DE 2010.

Courtesy of Evgeny Afanasov and Thomas Augustsson.

Guatemala new 5-quetzal polymer to be printed in Canada

According to an article on Panorama Numismático, the printing of Guatemla’s new 5-quetzal (US$0.60) note has been awarded to the Canadian Bank Note Company, with the new polymer notes expected to be issued in the second half of 2011.

Guatemala new 20-quetzal note confirmed


On 2 December 2010, Banco De Guatemala issued a new 20-quetzal (US$2.50) note, like P112, but with new security features, including a flag as registration device, color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized text, watermark with electrotype 20, microprinting, colored fibers, and a latent image.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Thomas Augustsson.

Guatemala to issue 5-quetzal polymer note in 2011

According to an article on elGrapfoscopio dated 18 November 2010, the Banco de Guatemala is preparing to issue 5-quetzal (US$0.60) polymer banknotes in 2011.

Additional information and images are requested.

Guatemala new 5-quetzal note confirmed


5 quetzales (US$0.60), 12 DE MARZO DE 2008 (12.03.2008). Like Pick 110, but new colors, new date, new signatures, new printer (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES), Guatemalan flag as registration device, and new screen trap over entire background.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Guatemala new 10-quetzal note confirmed


10 quetzales (US$1.25), 12 DE MARZO DE 2008 (12.03.2008). Like Pick 111, but new colors, new date, new signatures, new printer (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES), Guatemalan flag as registration device, new screen trap over entire background, and different serial number placement and fonts. More information (in Spanish) can be found here.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Thomas Krause.

Guatemala new date (17.01.2007) 5-quetzal note confirmed


5 quetzales (US$0.60). 17 DE ENERO DE 2007. Like Pick 110, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Guatemala new 100-quetzal note confirmed



Brown, red, and blue. Front: Quetzal bird; flag; bishop Francisco Marroquín; blue-to-green OVI seal. Back: Flower beds and pillars in courtyard at University of San Carlos de Borromeo in Antigua. Holographic windowed security thread. Watermark: Francisco Marroquín and electrotype 100. Printer: Joh. Enschede. 158 x 67 mm. Dated: 12 DE MARZO DE 2008 (12.03.2008). Intro: 06.11.2009.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Guatemala new date (2007) notes confirmed


10 quetzales (US$1.20). Like P111, but new date (11 DE ENERO DE 2007) and new signatures.

20 quetzales (US$2.40). Like P112, but new date (24 DE ENERO DE 2007) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong.

Guatemala new 200-quetzal note confirmed


200 quetzales (US$25)
Blue. Front: Quetzal bird; flag; coat of arms; Sebastián Hurtado, Mariano Valverde, and German Alcántara. Back: Musical score of La Flor del Café by Alcántara; marimba chromática instrument by Hurtado; and allusion to Noche de luna entre ruinas by Valverde. Windowed security thread with demetalized 200BG. Watermark: Hurtado, Valverde, Alcántara, and electrotype 200. Printer: (G&D). 156 x 67 mm. 18 DE FEBRERO DE 2009.

The Bank of Guatemala introduced a new 200-quetzal (US$25) note on 23 August 2010 (originally scheduled for November 2009) in response to high demand and counterfeiting rate of the existing 100-quetzal note, which was issued with improved security on 6 November 2009. The Q200 is printed by the German firm Giesecke & Devrient, whereas the Q100 is printed by the Dutch company Joh Enschedé Banknotes. The notes have over 20 security features, including special paper, UV ink, latent image, OVI, security thread, holographic patch, and laser etching of the serial number below the watermark area.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Guatemala new date (12.03.2008) 1-quetzal note confirmed


1 quetzal (US$0.15), 12 DE MARZO DE 2008. Like Pick 109, but new date, new signatures, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES). Polymer.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Guatemala new date (25.8.2006) 20-quetzal note confirmed


20 quetzal (US$2.65), 25 de Agosto de 2006. Like Pick 108, but new date and watermark of Doctor Mariano Gálvez with electrotype denomination. Printer: De La Rue. 156 x 67 mm.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Guatemala new date (25.8.2006) 100-quetzal note confirmed


100 quetzals (US$13.10), 25 de Agosto de 2006. Like Pick 104, but new date, and new signatures. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Guatemala issues new polymer 1-quetzal note


1 quetzal (US$0.15), 20 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2006. Introduced 20.08.2007. Green. Like Pick 99, but polymer with transparent window embossed with bank logo, new date, and new signatures (unknown, GERENTE GENERAL; Maria Antonieta Del Cid Navas de Bonilla, PRESIDENTA). General José María Orellana portrait on front, Banco de Guatelmala building on back. Printer: Canadian Bank Note (with imprint). Polymer. 60 million notes to be introduced over the next two years.

Courtesy of Dagoberto Robles, Tuyet Nhung Le, and Thomas Krause.