Guatemalan Money Sampler

Guatemalan Currency Sampler

Just like everything else in Guatemala, money is very colorful. I believe I could also do a series in Guatemalan currency. What do you guys think? Would you be interested in knowing a little bit of history and background information on the bills and coins from Guatemala?

Can you imagine a series on bills and coins? Now, imagine a series on bills and coins used by fincas and haciendas (farms and plantations)? Now that would be an extraordinary series on currency. Do you want me to?

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  • Lis

    Sí, como no.

  • Interesting and colorful. The United States is about to do away with the dollar bills as they do not last long and it costs a fortune to print new bills every day or so. The are talking about using a dollar coin and taking the bills off the street.

  • Very colorful indeed! A series about the currency, especially on the people depicted on them, would be interesting. Go for it! 🙂

  • Eric

    Rudy, a series on Guatemalan currency would be great. My son calls the Q1 coins “doubloons”… maybe it’s too many pirate movies, no ? Now if only I could find an ATM in Guate. that dispenses smaller bills than Q100 notes ….. Ja ja ja

  • Treva

    Yes, Rudy. Tell us about the faces on the currency? Who and why?

  • cynthia s

    Estoy de acuerdo… será interesante.

  • Pattie

    A series on currency would be great. But, please do another one, just like this with “real” Qs….you know, that ones that are worn, torn, and well used 🙂 I am amazed that you could find all of these clean paper bills!

  • Lucky

    Please do it Rudy, we want to know about it! Thanks a lot for everything.

  • Javier

    Rudy that would be great, you can start with the “choca”.

  • Jerry T

    I don’t think I have ever seen clean, un wrinkled Q’s. I am definately interested in this series. Jerry

  • Pues los billetes de aqui son bien chileros!!! yo tengo algunos muy antiguos, antes no tan coloridos, de hecho parecian dolares estadounidenses

  • erica

    yes please

  • @Everyone, I guess there’s enough requests for me to make the money series. Stay tune for the Guatemalan currency series!

    @Pattie, I promise I will use “real” crappy-wrinkled-all-used-up bills for some of the entries. I will make sure to mention some of the reasons why Guatemalan bills stay so long in use if I can find the answers. 😉

    @Jerry T,
    you need to go the bank more often, that’s where you find the brand-new unwrinkled bills; but you must ask for them. 🙁

  • Ale

    Rudy- is there something wrong w/ the comments with the Dia de Reyes post? I wanted to comment on your pic, but it keeps giving me an error.

    • @Ale, thanks for letting me know about the problem with the entry Día de los Reyes. I don’t why, but sometimes, some entries give the 404 error (non-existent page) even though you can see the page just find. I will do more research to find out what’s causing the problem. By the way, Día de Reyes is now fixed!

  • Don B.

    Fincas and haciendas have their own special billetes y monedas? Tell me more!

    • @Don, yes fincas and haciendas used to coin their own money, sort of a feudal system. I will give out more details when I get to the Guatemalan currency series. Stay tune!

  • Sandra C. Garcia Granados

    That’s my great grandfather on the $10.00. If you are related to me, please email me. Thank you.

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