GUATEMALA 10 PESOS banknote from 1882

20 Feb 2019  Wed

Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Lake Atitlán, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages.

The Quetzal is the currency of Guatemala, named after the national bird of Guatemala, the resplendent quetzal. In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as currency. It is divided into 100 centavos or lenes in Guatemalan dialect.

Today we are looking at a Guatemala 10 Pesos Banknote from Series 1882 Second Issue. The note has black on green and red underprint colours. The obverse has two cherubs at left, woman's head at center, and arms at right side. The reverse has a wavy design in Brown.

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