Exhibition from barter to check in Guatemala

miércoles, 13 de enero de 2010

From barter to check is the name given to the sample of notes and coins from different eras of Guatemalan history, presented at the Museum of Miraflores 16 to 31 January. In this exhibit will show the various changes that the national currency has experienced since the seventeenth century to the present. The exhibition From barter to check is in the Museo Miraflores (7th street 21-55, Zone 11) of 16 to 31 January, from 10:00 to 19:00 hours. The workshops will be offered on 16, 23 and 30 January. Admission: adult Q20, Q10 children. Carlos Mackenney, Numismatic Association of Guatemala, said that the currency of a country tells the socio-political life, their leaders, and political changes that each nation has experienced. The coins and banknotes to be exhibited at this time belong to private collections. "In the beginning, (as a medium of exchange) were used shells, feathers, stones, seeds and various natural elements and as trade is conducted users found an easier way to do business, finding a material that does not lose its value and be easy to carry, so metal was selected valuable as gold, silver and copper, "explains Mackenney. According to the collector, over time, it eliminates the use of gold and silver coins, and worldwide are beginning to use a cheaper material, and emerge with time tickets. A story to tell Besides the shows, members of the Numismatic Association of Guatemala taught workshops where the money will discuss the origin and evolution, colonial currency, until the formation of banks in the country, among other topics. In the variety of pieces to be exhibited in the museum, tickets are chemas type, according Mackenney were named for carrying the image of Jose Maria Orellana, and that General Jorge Ubico ordered to cancel, tossing a coin with images of development and progress of the country.