On 2 December 2010, Banco De Guatemala issued a new 20-quetzal (US$2.50) note, like B595b, 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
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.
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.
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
Like B594b, but new signatures (Alonzo/Bonilla), new date (12 DE MARZO DE 2008), new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES), new colors, 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
B601 (P119 & P126): 100 quetzales (US$13) Brown, purple, green, blue, and red. Front: Spanish text; flying quetzal bird; flag; Mayan man with staff as registration device; stylized temple; bishop and university founder, Francisco Marroquín; seal in blue-to-green SPARK. Back: Spanish text; circular seal; Mayan glyphs; flower beds, fountain, and