1 quetzal - Historic Ibero-American Coins
The obverse reproduces the first orbicular or circular coin that was minted in Guatemala after 1754. It is a silver coin of the "pillar" design type. The inclusion of the letter "G" identifies the Guatemalan mint. This design was utilized by different American mints during the same period of time. The center of the reverse side features the arms of Guatemala. Shown surrounding this central motif, and in alphabetical order clockwise, are the national coats-of-arms of the other countries that are participating in this .