INFORMATION ABOUT GUATEMALAN QUETZAL
We show the updated today’s value/price of Guatemalan quetzal (GTQ).You can get the exchange from Guatemalan quetzal to another currency by introducing the value or amount of Guatemalan quetzal (GTQ) in the box and clicking the convert button. This way you can get the Guatemalan quetzal’s price in relation to other currencies.
INTRODUCTION TO THE GUATEMALAN QUETZAL
The quetzal was created in 1925 during the government of the President José María Orellana, replacing the Guatemalan peso and since then it is the official currency in Guatemala. It is used by approximately 15 million six hundred thousand people. You can check the today value of the Guatemalan quetzal and check its price.
It was given the name of “quetzal” because it is the national bird of Guatemala. Furthermore, in the Mayan culture the quetzal feathers were used as currency.
The Banco de Guatemala is a state autonomous organization created in 1945, capable to acquiring rights and obligations. Among its functions there are: to be the only issuer agent of the national currency, seek the adequate level of liquidity of the banking system, ensure the proper functioning of the payments system, manage the international reserves, to receive in deposit the bank swaps and legal deposits referred in its Ley Orgánica.
Countries that use the currency: Guatemala.
Bills: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 Q.
Coins: cent = 1/100 of 1 Q. 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents. 1 Q.
Issuing Agent: Banco de Guatemala Web: http://www.banguat.gob.gt/