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Place Munich, Germany
Languages English English German German
Member since 7-Apr-2013
Collection 10928 coins • 224 countries • 294 issuers
Coins to exchange 3721 (view)
Forum posts 9 (view)
Catalogue contributions 0 coins added, 0 years added, 1 coins edited, 0 years edited

What he/she collects

coins from all over the world, only by type, not by year. Currently having more than 10,000 different types, there is still some way to go...
Just recently I came more into including transportation token, like subway, tram, toll, ferry, parking, or anything that has some (semi-) official character, other than for example gaming token or token for the coffee machine, which I am not interested in.
Banknotes from all over the world (unc) - nothing specific and also not from every country. I go for countries that I have either been to or that have some nice designs or that in any other way I am interested in - I can offer unc 5 or 10 EUR notes and for regular banknotes would mainly go for "face value versus face value".

Some philosophy about the balancing of swaps, after having gathered some experience out of my first 100 swaps since I started about 18 months ago:

I understand that many members here try to evaluate a swap based on some kind of catalogue prices, mainly KM or NGC.
I think it is fair enough, but honestly spoken, it is not my preferred way.
Basically there are coins in my swap list with high catalogue value, which I managed to get for a cheap price somewhere or which do not mean quite much to me. On the other hand there may be cheap coins, I am highly interested in, so for which I am ready to give a comparatively high price, or highly priced coins I would not swap for 1 EUR.
So the pricing I apply for myself is not always rational compared to catalogue prices and I may be more open to give away "good" coins for low exchange value or more reluctant with others. (besides the fact that I also find prices obviously being wrong, for example way below melting value...).
I handle this challenge that way, that if someone tells me he sees a swap balanced by catalogue values and I can agree on my "individual opinion", I will accept the swap, no problem.
Occasionally I do indeed see that a swap is more to my favour based on pure catalogue values - then it's the other ones choice to take it or leave it. I also agreed to swaps involving coins I was highly interested in, that were unbalanced to my disadvantage. In the end both parties need to feel comfortable with a swap, no matter on what basis that comfort is reached...
It is never my intention to cheat anyone and I think that is also reflected in my ratings. Also I have no problem, if we cannot agree on a swap and let it go for this time...

What he/she wants

I am looking for swap opportunities from all over the world. Mostly I am interested in as many missing coins as possible from the other one's country.
My collection is based on types, not years. Typically I will select the cheapest year and/or the year which my counterpart has the most coins of (this gives the chance to my counterpart to offer the greatest variety of years possible and enabling further swaps with others).
I try to respond to messages as soon as I can (sometimes I cannot do it faster as I am travelling a lot), and actually prefer quick deals rather than highly negotiated ones.
I do expect coins to be at least VF+, but would clearly go for XF or higher, please do not send any wrecks (or at least tell me before). I am ready to send scans of my coins, if requested.
I have some 2 EUR commemoratives on offer, but need to make clear that for these I mostly have their comparatively high face value in mind and will not be able to swap like "one commemorative 2 EUR versus one or two commemorative coins from somewhere else with only little face value".

Except for very small swaps I will only send registered and do expect the same vice versa. Track ID will be provided, although German Post is not part of 17Track and I realized that in many countries German IDs cannot be tracked once the item is in that country.
Although I do not really collect stamps, I am always happy to receive envelopes with stamps, which I keep as a whole, as souvenir. Unfortunately I cannot use stamps on my envelopes anymore due to recent changes in the processes at Deutsche Post.

Exchange feedback

Number of ratings: 135
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 2 Get explanations
This number counts all confirmed swaps for which Bavariat has not received a rating yet. Swaps confirmed more than 45 days ago are not counted.
Be careful with members having a high number of swaps on the road, since this may mean that they are not sending coins.

Last feedbacks: received - given

5/55/55/55/55/5 coinsmor's feedback on 2-Feb-2019
competence, quality and courtesy. exchange rate 555555 stars. thanks to the next one
5/55/55/55/55/5 coinsmor's feedback on 2-Feb-2019
competence, quality and courtesy. exchange rate 555555 stars. thanks to the next one
5/55/55/55/55/5 coinsmor's feedback on 2-Feb-2019
competence, quality and courtesy. exchange rate 555555 stars. thanks to the next one
5/55/55/55/55/5 yahel's feedback on 29-Jan-2019
Great swap, great coins!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 tony164's feedback on 27-Jan-2019
Beautiful coins, very nicely and carefully packed, also good communication. Very happy with this swap!
Many thanks ++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 tony164's feedback on 27-Jan-2019
Terrific big swap with Andreas - Good communication, Quick & secure shipping, and very nice coins selection.
Thank you my friend. Look forward to future swaps
5/55/55/55/55/5 jarka1456's feedback on 26-Jan-2019
Beautiful coins how every time. Highly recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 crimea62's feedback on 24-Dec-2018
Exellent communication, great coins. I recommend him for a swap partner.
5/55/55/55/55/5 jarka1456's feedback on 9-Dec-2018
Another excellent swap with Andreas. Always perfect and quality coins. 10 stars!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rami1985's feedback on 3-Dec-2018
Thank you for nice coins. Highly recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 tony164's feedback on 1-Dec-2018
GREAT and PERFECT swap. Good communication, beautiful coins and fast delivery.
Thanks++++++ ++++++++++++++++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 gianluca4's feedback on 13-Nov-2018
Great coins and easy swap. I recommend a swap with this collector.
5/55/55/55/55/5 jarka1456's feedback on 10-Nov-2018
Every times is a perfect swap with coins not common to find. 10 stars!!
5/55/55/55/55/5's feedback on 6-Nov-2018
Good swap with rare coins, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Grinya's feedback on 5-Nov-2018
Very pleasant communications, safe package, nice coins. Highly recommended! 5+++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Warfvinge's feedback on 31-Oct-2018
Perfect swap. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Warfvinge's feedback on 29-Oct-2018
Extremely beautiful coins, very best quality. Solid shipping and a pleasent communication. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Boubymomo's feedback on 19-Oct-2018
very good swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 nabingiri's feedback on 13-Oct-2018
An amazing swap. My best recommendations!
5/55/55/55/55/5 jarka1456's feedback on 5-Oct-2018
Another excellent swap with Andreas. Every time beautiful and not common coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 edgarmx1's feedback on 1-Oct-2018
Great coins, excellent communication
5/55/55/55/55/5 Zameer's feedback on 27-Sep-2018
very good swap. 100% genuine collector..Highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 muzz0000's feedback on 17-Sep-2018
Great trade with Andreas- brilliant coins and terrific communication
5/55/55/55/55/5 zimpeto's feedback on 14-Sep-2018
All perfect. Very nice lot of coins. 100% recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 loran_ch's feedback on 5-Sep-2018
Beautiful coins, very nice communication! Great collector, I definitely recommend!
5/55/55/55/55/5 ashlobo's feedback on 28-Aug-2018
Nice swap with Bavariat!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jaime Tovar's feedback on 25-Aug-2018
Un intercambio bueno envió lo que se acordó,persona recomendable para intercambiar.
5/55/55/55/55/5 arbolibre's feedback on 17-Aug-2018
Very good exchange. An excellent person Very attentive and generous. I recommend it 100%.
5/55/55/55/55/5 SAHAR1976's feedback on 16-Aug-2018
Another perfect swap
Thank you very much
Best recommanded
5/55/55/55/55/5 tobbelkp's feedback on 16-Aug-2018
Great coins. Excellent packing. Nice stamps!
5/55/55/55/55/5 gonparper's feedback on 13-Aug-2018
En Españól: 2º cambio bueno; coleccionista, correcto, entendimiento, moneda, trato.
En Français: 2ème bon changement; collecteur, la compréhension correcte, monnaie, traiter.
In English: 2nd good change; Collector, correct, understanding, currency, deal.
Auf Deutsch: 2. gute Änderung; Sammler, korrektes Verständnis, Währung, beschäftigen.
In italiano: 2° buon cambiamento; collezionista, corretta comprensione, valuta, trattare.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Quetzalkoala's feedback on 2-Aug-2018
Excellent coins, super-precise packaging, fast negotiation and quick shipment. And also some lovely gifts.
Everything was absolutely perfect, and I hope I will swap again with Andreas in the future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 aragorn1980's feedback on 2-Aug-2018
Excellent swap again! Thanks so much, hope to swap again!
5/55/55/55/55/5's feedback on 28-Jul-2018
Perfect, thank you for this valuable addition to my collection of Japanese 500 yen!
5/55/55/55/55/5 kamolov2's feedback on 23-Jul-2018
coins are great. Fast delivery, very high quality packaging, highly recommend this collector, special thanks to Andreas for the gift 100++
5/55/55/55/55/5 oynbcn's feedback on 17-Jul-2018
Excellent collector. Excellent coins. Many thanks for this swap. I recommend everything.
5/55/55/55/55/5 fabatka's feedback on 16-Jul-2018
I'm lost for words! It's really difficult to properly rate Andreas because all superlatives have already been used. The highest possible ratings beyond the strictest standards in all categories, and add such priceless qualities as honesty, sincerity, professionalism and friendliness. And also add the touch and flair of always choosing the right gift. Herzlichen Dank vielmals, Andreas!
5/55/55/55/55/5 ipohyong's feedback on 12-Jul-2018
Absolutely PERFECT ! No words can describe my gratitude for this collector friend from Germany. He has the best in everything, be it communication, shipping, packaging, coins, fairness, friendliness .... the list goes on. This is our second swap and would not be the last, highly recommended ! Thanks for the beautiful gifts, much appreciated & God bless always :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jacques974's feedback on 6-Jul-2018
Very beautiful coins from Andreas ! And little gift for children
5/55/55/55/55/5 jarka1456's feedback on 2-Jul-2018
Another perfect swap with Andreas. Top swapper.
10 stars!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Attila242's feedback on 21-Jun-2018
Great coins packed very well and shipped quickly! Good swap partner. Friendly communication. Swapping at any time gladly again. Recommendable Numista member. Danke für den tollen Münzkatalog der Österreichischen Nationalbank!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 HamdiSahnoun's feedback on 8-Jun-2018
All perfect ,
Rapid shipping,
Thank you very much
5/55/55/55/55/5 jarka1456's feedback on 13-May-2018
Another excellent swap with beautiful coins in high quality. Highly recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 HamdiSahnoun's feedback on 13-May-2018
Very good swap.
Highly recommended.
All the best for you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 KAMPDEN's feedback on 12-May-2018
Very nice coins well packed , fast shiping for this 4th swap with Andreas.
To be continued
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rasmus20's feedback on 10-May-2018
Pretty, nice small trade, recommended...
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rooxs's feedback on 7-May-2018
Es un gran coleccionista. . . Me envió piezas muy bellas. . . Lo recomiendo. .
5/55/55/55/55/5 DimoEGYPT's feedback on 25-Apr-2018
Amazing swap, Very beautiful coins in excellent condition, many extras, Friendly communication, thank you my friend.
more than 5 stars **My best recommendations**
5/55/55/55/55/5 Ollisaarinen's feedback on 21-Apr-2018
Very nice coins, fast delivery, extras and catalog, thank you very much, definitely 5 stars
5/55/55/55/55/5 Eureka's feedback on 12-Apr-2018
Perfect communication, perfect shipping and TOP quality coins!
Reliable Numista member. 5 BIG stars to Bavariat!
Hope we can swap again soon.

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