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10 Quetzales 2011, Guatemala

in Krause book Number: 111a
Years of issue: 18.05.2011
Edition: --
Signatures: Gerente General: Mr. Sergio Francisco Recinos Rivera, Presidente: Edgar Baltazar Barquín Durán
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 25.08.2006
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 156 х 67
Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company Limited, Ottawa

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10 Quetzales 2011

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Denomination in numeral 10.

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10 Quetzales 2011

Miguel García Granados y ZavalaOn the right side (on the background is a stylized Mayan pyramid) is the portrait of Miguel García Granados y Zavala (September 29, 1809 - September 8, 1878). He was President of Guatemala from 29 June 1871 to 4 June 1873. He was an influential figure in the broad sweep of XIX century Guatemalan history.

To Guatemalans, García Granados was known as a moderate liberal. He had compromised with Rafael Carrera, and always wanted to get along with Vicente Cerna Sandoval, his successor. Failing to get along and known to be sympathetic with the revolt against the government, García Granados fled to exile and was supported by Guatemalan liberals. After going back to Guatemala, García Granados became the leader of the revolution against General Vicente Cerna, eventually becoming known as its philosopher. García Granados played a key part in the regime of Justo Rufino Barrios, the founder of "the army of 45 men". He served as a provisional president from 1871 to 1873 after the liberal victory of Guatemala City. Despite many difficulties, García Granados wanted to regularize the government by constructing a lawful regime. Following in 1872, the president invaded Honduras, where he decreed freedom of the press and expelled the Jesuits.

On the top and left in center are the pictures from Mayas culture.

ketzalAbove is the flying Quetzal bird.

flag

Lower left is Guatemala's national flag..

Top right are 2 Braille strips for the visually impaired.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners and in center. Also, in center, in words.

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10 Quetzales 2011

Centered is a fragment of the meeting of the National Assembly in 1872.

Various samples of the Maya culture arranged across the banknote.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners. In center, a little to the right side, in words.

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