Guatemala City in Municipality of 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, in Municipality of Guatemala. Touch for map. The marker is in a small plaza in front of the Guatemalan National Bank, near the Currency Museum (Museo Numismático de Guatemala). Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (within shouting distance of this marker); Mural of the Guatemalan Nationality Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (about 120 meters away); 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (about 150 meters away); Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (about 150 meters away); The Guatemalan Peace Accords (about 180 meters away); Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (about 180 meters away); Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City (was about 210 meters away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map 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
Also see . . . The Guatemalan Quetzal. (Submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on August 10, 2015.