1 quetzal: Architecture and Monuments – Temple of the Great Jaguar
Series: Guatemala: Ibero-American Series
The obverse of the coin depicts the 1st Temple of Tikal, also known as the "Temple of the Great Jaguar". It is located in the north of the country, in the department of El Petén, and is estimated to have been built around 700 A. C. by the governor Ah Cacao, whose tomb was found inside the building. It is a stepped pyramid-shaped structure with a flight of steps running from the base to the top.