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Bank of Guatemala commemorates 1821 Anniversary with a Commemorative Note

The 20-quetzal note will be worth $2.57 in U.S. money and celebrates the 200th anniversary of Guatemala's independence from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821.

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Bank of Guatemala commemorates 1821 Anniversary with a Commemorative Note

The Act of Independence of Central America (also known as the Act of Independence of Central America) was made by five countries, which included Honduras and El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Guatemala gained its independence from the four other countries in 1840.

Giesecke + Devrient, a German security printer, will print 25 million cotton-fiber note totals.

The portrait of Mariano Galvez (one of the signers) is visible on the vertically oriented side of the face. Galvez served as Guatemala's chief state of the Central American states between 1831 and 1838.

The back is in the traditional horizontal format. The scene to the left of the back is similar to that found on the current $2 Federal Reserve Note. The bank describes it as an allegory of Guatemala City's Palacio Nacional de la Cultura (National Palace of Culture) signing the declaration. A Spanish inscription proclaiming that the bicentennial is above the quetzal bird (a symbol of liberty)

This commemorative note is actually a redesign of the regular issue. Since 1972, the same basic portrait of Galvez has graced the front cover. The back theme has remained the same since Sept. 15, 1948.

Microtext on both sides, which is a dynamic security thread, dates 1821-2021 in color changing Ink, a three dimensional watermark, a register which forms a "20", when held to light, text-in-relief, an anti-copying printed pattern, and tactile markings are some of the most prominent security effects.

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