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Place Rome, Vatican City
Languages English English Spanish Spanish Italian Italian
Member since 30-Jun-2010
Collection 12320 coins • 217 countries • 292 issuers (view)
Coins to exchange 5338 (view)
Personal website https://vaticoins.jimdo.com/
Forum posts 9 (view)
Catalogue contributions 1789 coins added, 2713 years added, 1119 coins edited, 1284 years edited

What he/she collects

World coins 1900-2010

What he/she wants

Every coin not yet in my collection.

My rules for swapping:

0) Due to the extremely high cost of registered postage in Italy, I tend to only accept really interesting swaps. I would love to swap a lot more often, but when a simple reg. letter weighing 100 grams costs me more than the value of the coins that I am about to send or receive, it becomes hard.
1) If you contact me first, then you should send first.
2) If your feedback is not as positive as mine, then you should send first.
3) All swaps must be sent via Registered mail.
4) I swap coins for their value (usually km value, but in some rare cases for their "real market" value). The coins that are circulating in my country (Italy) and in the country of the other collector involved in a swap can not be swapped for their "catalog value" and should instead be swapped for an informal swap-value based on a reasonable and fair evaluation. For example: I will not ask $6 for an Italian €2 coin. I would just swap that coin with another €2 coin or for a $2,5 swap-value, because it's easy for me to get it and it would be unfair and greedy to ask more. Of course, I expect the same approach from the collectors that have a swap with me. To be honest, I am tired of having to deal with collectors trying to maximize their "profit" assigning the absurd catalog values for the coins circulating in their country. We are collectors, so we should help each other. Unfortunately, I noticed that many collectors here tend to show a "commercial mentality" and try to take advantage upon other collectors. I can not accept it. So, if you live for example in Poland and want to swap a 2 Zl. coin for $3, we just can not swap. That's just an example, of course. This attitude is quite frequent among the collectors from every country, and I just used Poland as an example because this is the first country that came to my mind right now.

Exchange feedback

Number of ratings: 15
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 1 Get explanations
This number counts all confirmed swaps for which Quetzalkoala has not received a rating yet. Swaps confirmed more than 45 days ago are not counted.
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Last feedbacks: received - given

5/55/55/55/55/5 Bavariat's feedback on 28-Jul-2018
very good swap. Highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 hyac50's feedback on 25-Jul-2018
excellent contact, merci beaucoup.
5/55/55/55/55/5 donmart's feedback on 18-Jul-2018
I received excelent not so common coins from a friendly reliable collector
first perfect but hopefully not the last swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 jeeffrow's feedback on 13-May-2018

Perfect exchange, 5 stars.. thanks ! I recommend :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 RobertL's feedback on 5-Jul-2017
Again another nice exchange. In spite of a mail losing problem, we deal with the situation in a very positive way. I do not hesitate to recommend Quetzalkoala. I hope to have the pleasure of another swap with this gentleman. Robert
5/55/55/55/55/5 zimpeto's feedback on 6-Jun-2017
After long time, a new swap with Emiliano. And it was really great to receive such beautifull lot of coins. 100% recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 greg.stef's feedback on 1-Jun-2017
Good swap!
5/55/55/55/55/5 andferreira's feedback on 16-May-2017
Top collector! Excellent coins, very friendly communication, nice packaging and fast shipment. Thanks Emiliano for this amazing swap experience. You proved that swapping is more than simply getting coins. I swap because I like to talk with people from different cultures and know a bit more about their cultures and in this swap I experienced exactly that. I am looking forward to our next swap :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 jomu43's feedback on 9-May-2017
1st exchange perfect, very good communication, fast shipment, friendly person. I recommend is thank you Emiliano
5/55/55/55/55/5 bonzis's feedback on 24-Apr-2017
very excellent coins. more extra coins.all is very perfect. honest .
5/55/55/55/55/5 Andrey1976's feedback on 11-Dec-2014
Very good communication. Very good coins. Fast shipping. Recommended to all. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 arcg1970's feedback on 23-Nov-2014
5 stars very good coins
5/55/55/55/55/5 mozz's feedback on 12-Nov-2014
Good communication with detailed explanations and helpful tips for negotiations. Secure packaging and quick despatch. Excellent coins. A great collector one would like to swap more and more.
5/55/55/55/55/5 gillesdebilde2003's feedback on 13-Oct-2014
lovely coins, many bonuses, fast shipment, five stars not enough, recommended to all
5/55/55/55/55/5 cam's feedback on 26-Sep-2014
Very nice and professional numismatist. Smart packing, fast shipping, easy communications and pleasant gift. Thanks a lot and looking forward for a swap #2.