Many of Guatemala's Finest Specimen & Proof Banknotes


The government of Guatemala began issuing banknotes circa 1881, under the name La Tesoreria Nacional de Guatemala. These early banknotes had outstanding vignettes and bright colors. The issuances by the government continued through 1902, after which the banknotes were issued by Banco Central de Guatemala (1926-36) and Banco de Guatemala (beginning in 1946). There were also nine banks that issued notes during the years 1874 through 1926. Many of these notes also had highly attractive vignettes, and many were printed in large format.


The PMG world banknote population report shows that most of the early banknotes from Guatemala are quite scarce. Many of the issues have had only a single note graded by PMG. Specimens and proofs account for a significant percentage of the graded notes from the early years, particularly those from the 1800s.


In the lower section of this page you will find scans of many trophy-quality obsolete banknotes from Guatemala. To view the banknotes from Guatemala that we presently have for sale, please click on the link displayed in the box below.


Banknotes on our want list include high-grade specimen, proof, and issued world banknotes. PMG certification would help us to establish the grade of the notes.


The banknotes from Guatemala that we offer for sale are HERE.


If you wish to purchase one or more items, please send us an email ( We will confirm the sale and ship upon clearance of your payment. We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal, but we are not equipped to accept credit cards other than through PayPal.


Each item includes all shipping fees to U.S. destinations. Foreign sales must be shipped by FedEx or other service that includes shipment tracking, and such cost is to be borne by the foreign buyer. Foreign buyers are also responsible for any customs duties or other charges added by the destination.




Examples of Trophy-Grade World Banknotes - Guatemala

(The notes below are not for sale; follow the link in the box above to view the notes from Guatemala that we offer for sale.)











Please also visit,

an introduction & pricing guide to U.S. obsolete currency.





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