Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
The Quetzal as Guatemala´s Currency
“Paladion que protege su suelo”
Unidad monetario, quetzal.
Moneda quetzal creada el 26 de noviembre de 1924 por decreto gubernativo No 872
Caja reguladora 1925-1926
Banco Central de Guatemala 1926-1946
Banco de Guatemala 1946->>>
Guatemala 26 de noviembre de 1974
The quetzal as the national currency of Guatemala.
The quetzal currency was created on November 26, 1924 by governmental decree No. 872
Regulating cashier 1925-1926
Central Bank of Guatemala 1926-1946
Bank of Guatemala 1946->>>
Guatemala, November 26, 1974
Location. 14° 37.568′ N, 90° 30.839′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Click for map. The marker is in a small plaza in front of the Guatemalan National Bank, near the Currency Museum (Museo Numismático de Guatemala).
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mario Méndez Montenegro (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mobile Military Police (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Guatemalan Military Museum (approx. 0.4 kilometers 300th Anniversary of the Printing Press in Guatemala (approx. half a kilometer away); Assassination of Maria Chinchilla (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dolores Bedoya de Molina (approx. one kilometer away); Monument of the Star (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Founding of the Botanical Garden (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding The Quetzal as Guatemala´s Currency. President José Maria Orellana created the quetzal as Guatemala´s national currency in 1924. The quetzal, Guatemala´s national bird, has feathers that were used as currency in pre-Columbian times. Prior to the quetzal, various currencies were in use in Guatemala, including pesos, reales, dollars and even money minted by individual farms.
The phrase "Paladión que protege su suelo" in the marker is a line from Guatemalas's national anthem, referring to the quetzal as being similar to the Palladium (of ancient Trojan lore) as a protector of the homeland.
Also see . . . The Guatemalan Quetzal. (Submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador.)
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