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Place Riga, Latvia
Languages English English Latvian Latvian Russian Russian
Member since 17-Nov-2013
Coins to exchange 1943 (view)
Personal website https://en.numista.com/forum/topic58450.html
Forum posts 324 (view)
Catalogue contributions 62 coins added, 71 years added, 36 coins edited, 3 years edited

What he/she collects

I collect coins and banknotes. My criterion is extremely subjective - item shall like me and be interesting for me. It is easier to define what I do not collect - cheap circulation coins. Those which at the respective wish is possible to get few kilo's in few days. That I am trying to avoid.

My banknotes swaplists:
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic77156.html
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic77146.html
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic77144.html
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic77141.html
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic77126.html

What he/she wants

I want to swap world coins with collectors worldwide, based on common sense.

In Numista there are very different swap pricing approaches, so I gave up and deleted the swap prices for most of my coins. Where they are still existing, they are indicative only and can be altered + or - depending on necessity. If I put low prices, I can not swap with those who puts them high. If I put them high, I have a problems with those who puts them low. Also using the catalog prices is not the solution because I do not want to limit my swaps just with the coins which Krause evaluated adequately. Because many of them they evaluated unreasonable (on both ways).

So I do it like I am doing in real life in collectors events. Just make/receive swap offers and agree for the solution, good for both. My goal when swapping is to get the coins cheaper than I could just buy from dealers without thinking. I believe that yours is the same. Taking into account that coins prices in different countries differs, this works.

Just no need to waste the time with dialogs like this (happened in 2015):
- Swapper: What is the swap price of your Latvia 2 euro CC 2015?
- Me: Actually I got them for face value. Probably we can swap 10 of these for 10 Spanish Altamira 2 euro 2015 CC coins? (That swapper was from Spain, so chances that he bought them with surcharge from dealer are quite slim).
- Swapper: Don’t you see that my Altamira price is 4 euro? Send me 10 Latvian coins, I will send 5 Spanish coins. Value of swap is 20 euro, why do you want more coins from me?
- Me: I will pass your kind offer. Good luck. Bye.
Do not waste your time, hoping that I am an idiot. I am not.

Also those who thinks that it is important that swap contained identical number of coins from both sides: when offered reasonably - OK, why not? But I will not swap my crown size Tonga coins of 1970-ties for your common 1$ and 1/2 francs coins just because both are "coins". I receive such offers on regular basis. Save your time and do not even try.

Additionally I have a list of bankotes, you can ask for it if you collect them. I can swap them for coins or another banknotes (I collect both).

If someone is wondering why I have more than 10 swaps on the road - yes, I am quite active. And as I often agree to swap small amounts of 2 euro CC UNC 1:1 I can gather this number pretty fast. My highest number of swaps on the road so far is 25.

Exchange feedback

Number of ratings: 975
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 9 Get explanations
This number counts all confirmed swaps for which martins.lv 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 smoked_caramel's feedback on 19-Jan-2019
Yet another great swap with martins.lv. Everything is absolutely perfect - great coins, safe packaging, fast shipping, prompt and friendly communication. Will definitely swap again! - Liels paldies!
5/55/55/55/55/5 pedroadao's feedback on 19-Jan-2019
Great swap, great coins, great package post. 5 starts user.
5/55/55/55/55/5 CassTaylor's feedback on 19-Jan-2019
Very nice communication, super fast delivery, good coins and notes!

5/55/55/55/55/5 dope's feedback on 18-Jan-2019
All perfect, nice coins and friendly collector, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 kikino's feedback on 13-Jan-2019
Monnaies conformes à la description. Echange correct. Envoi rapide et sécurisé. Je recommande.
Coins according to the description. Correct swap. Fast and secure shipping. I recommend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 hugman_2000's feedback on 9-Jan-2019
Wonderful coins received today. Fast and secure shipping. Thanks a lot Martins. I hope you will receive my coins quickly.
5/55/55/55/55/5 vitaminh's feedback on 7-Jan-2019
Highly recommended - great communication, shipping, and quality of coins. Would love to trade again . Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 PLH28's feedback on 5-Jan-2019
6ème échange, super belles pièces, je vous en remercie pour cet envoi sublime.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Szavincent's feedback on 3-Jan-2019
Again a perfect swap with this friendly collector. Nice old coins, fast and cared shipping. To be recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 FranzG's feedback on 2-Jan-2019
Perfect swap, friendly agreement, and nice coins! Recommended swaper!
5/55/55/55/55/5 liege_numismatique's feedback on 31-Dec-2018
Very nice swap, coins in a very high grade, quick shipped and packed with care, to recommend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Zastmaster's feedback on 30-Dec-2018
Another excellent swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 29-Dec-2018
Fast, honest and great deal, as always.
5/55/55/55/55/5 monge's feedback on 28-Dec-2018
Excellent, as usual.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Pepgrafic's feedback on 27-Dec-2018
An authentic collector, very kind and understanding.
Your coins, excellent. The shipment, perfect.
Absolutely recommended.
Un coleccionista auténtico, muy amable y comprensivo.
Sus monedas, excelentes. El envío, perfecto.
Absolutamente recomendable.

5/55/55/55/55/5 Michal's feedback on 27-Dec-2018
Next great swap I recommend Martins as a very good trader !!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 papilio's feedback on 26-Dec-2018
Perfect swap. Fast and very nice coins. Many Thanks.
I recommend to all.
5/55/55/55/55/5 subr's feedback on 25-Dec-2018
Another perfect swap, many thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 23-Dec-2018
Excellent deal in person. Thanks for this!
5/55/55/55/55/5 TITI51's feedback on 22-Dec-2018
Superbe échange pour les fêtes de fin d'année
Rapide , très belles pièces et très bon emballage
10 étoiles ne serais pas suffisant pour un collectionneur comme toi
Mille Merci et à la prochaine
5/55/55/55/55/5 Tomas530's feedback on 20-Dec-2018
Thank you so much for an amazing swap. Shipping was unbelievably fast, the quality of the coins was excellent. Also, some great extra coins that further enhance my collection. :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 Zastmaster's feedback on 16-Dec-2018
Another excellent swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 robertmx's feedback on 6-Dec-2018
great very large swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 4-Dec-2018
Otro magnifico cambio. Compañero muy recomendable
5/55/55/55/55/5 Handzumgrus's feedback on 4-Dec-2018
Good swap. Very nice coins. :-)
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 3-Dec-2018
Another perfect swap!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Starsaphire's feedback on 1-Dec-2018
Great swap : beautiful coins and fast shipping. Very reliable swap partner.
5/55/55/55/55/5 PANDA64's feedback on 29-Nov-2018
Perfect easy swap again! Recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 ROLA's feedback on 28-Nov-2018
another amazing exchange. everything correct
5/55/55/55/55/5 de_lange_jaap's feedback on 27-Nov-2018
Another 100% perfect swap! Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 FfmTH's feedback on 27-Nov-2018
Everytime again. Highly recommended Swaper.
5/55/55/55/55/5 rapior's feedback on 26-Nov-2018
Good comunication. Everything as agreed. Good swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rasmus20's feedback on 21-Nov-2018
Another good trade, thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 sabino18's feedback on 16-Nov-2018
As usual: fair talk, fast shipping, quality as expected. We keep in touch....
5/55/55/55/55/5 Emilie80's feedback on 15-Nov-2018
Extremely beautiful coins and fast shipment!
5/55/55/55/55/5 sroussos's feedback on 15-Nov-2018
I got your letter with coins today. Everything is excellent, as planned. The coins are beautiful. Thank you again and I hope to swap with you in the future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 giannisp's feedback on 15-Nov-2018
Excellent coins. Excellent swap. Recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Samnu's feedback on 14-Nov-2018
Again a great swap, including silver coins. Thank you very much Martins!
5/55/55/55/55/5 NicktheGreek's feedback on 13-Nov-2018
As usual perfect swap with Martins 5 stars plus, my best recommendations.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Juan Valverde's feedback on 13-Nov-2018
A new perfect swap. As always!
100% recommendable.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Andrej-Oslo's feedback on 11-Nov-2018
Best swaper ever!
5/55/55/55/55/5 oldandhardy's feedback on 10-Nov-2018
Excellent coin in first class packing. 100% recommended. Would swap again anytime.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 9-Nov-2018
Another great swap with excellent coins. Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 escoins's feedback on 9-Nov-2018
Satisfied next swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Bavariat's feedback on 8-Nov-2018
Another excellent swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 ron blues's feedback on 1-Nov-2018
very good swap, great coins, fast shipping, very recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 landycollector's feedback on 1-Nov-2018
swap#4 with Martins, instant shipment, perfect communication, 1A coins, thank you
5/55/55/55/55/5 alamir's feedback on 31-Oct-2018
One more swap with valuable coins, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 yann65's feedback on 30-Oct-2018
New perfect swap. Very nice coins, fast shipping and top communication. +++
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 23-Oct-2018
One more and many changes are already, as always a good change with Martins.
to prepare the next.A +++++

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