13.9.07

Coin to Bill



After an eight year hiatus, Guatemala again has a 1 quetzal bill. People were melting the coins down and selling the metal, so the Gov't took action. The new bill is a polymer (plastic product).

So, in a time when Canada has moved from bills to coins, Guatemala is going the other way. GTQ 1 = 14¢ CDN. So, imagine bills in Canada now for $2, $1, 25¢ and 10¢. My wallet would be packed!

1 comment:

Sirdar said...

That is an interesting story. I would imagine that melting the coins up here wouldn't amount to much...uh...coin :-)

I've heard about polymer bills. They might show up one day.