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Numista referee for Latvia
Place Riga, Latvia
Languages English English Latvian Latvian Russian Russian
Member since 17-Nov-2013
Coins to exchange 1654 (view)
Forum posts 356 (view)
Catalog contributions 71 coins added, 84 years added, 53 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: 1150
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 6 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 andrejs's feedback on 15-Oct-2019
Great swap. All perfect.
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 14-Oct-2019
Otro magnifico cambio, compañero muy recomendable
5/55/55/55/55/5 gagaouze's feedback on 11-Oct-2019
Very nice swap! Beautiful coins! Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jeanbob's feedback on 11-Oct-2019
Another great swap, good communication and very nice coins
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 9-Oct-2019
Great, fast and very polite deal in person.
5/55/55/55/55/5 aephi's feedback on 9-Oct-2019
Excellent coins! highly recommended. thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 The_One's feedback on 9-Oct-2019
Items delivered on time. Great coins overall
5/55/55/55/55/5 Ramons78's feedback on 8-Oct-2019
Very perfect swap by person! Nice communication and beautiful coins. Strongly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Pufi's feedback on 4-Oct-2019
Great communication, very fast shipping and beautiful coins. Thank you very much
5/55/55/55/55/5 NIGLO's feedback on 3-Oct-2019
A very good swap with a collector **********
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 2-Oct-2019
It's always a pleasure to swap with Martins, everything is perfect as usual, my best recommendations.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Onkel Sam's feedback on 1-Oct-2019
Martins.lv is a good and reliable exchange partner with whom I have successfully traded several coins. I really appreciate him and can only recommend him.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zoelles's feedback on 29-Sep-2019
Another perfect swap with Martins. Thanks again.
5/55/55/55/55/5 JOCA's feedback on 28-Sep-2019
Excellent swap with a honest and reliable collector!
Great person and a REAL collector.
Many thank`s
5/55/55/55/55/5 geostring's feedback on 28-Sep-2019
Great fourth trade, with mostly silver coins. Thanks Martins for another awesome trade.
5/55/55/55/55/5 tom69003's feedback on 27-Sep-2019
Many thanks for the swap. Highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 gemini955's feedback on 27-Sep-2019
10 stars to evaluate this exchange. the coins looked like little jewels. and a really delicious collector. to the next.
5/55/55/55/55/5 numis13006's feedback on 27-Sep-2019
Parfait sur tous points, envoi rapide, très bonne communication, je recommande vivement.
Au plaisir d'un nouvel échange.
5/55/55/55/55/5 auctionking65's feedback on 27-Sep-2019
Super coins, great transaction once again, highly recommended member. Thank you
5/55/55/55/55/5 Cld-monaco's feedback on 26-Sep-2019
Good swap. Fast and safe shipping. Highly recommanded !
5/55/55/55/55/5 Crapgamer's feedback on 26-Sep-2019
Great coins Quick delivery Good Coms.
All Excellent highly recomended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 NicktheGreek's feedback on 26-Sep-2019
Always i't my pleasure to swap with Martins, all perfect as usual, my best recommendation.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 24-Sep-2019
One more change with Martins, evaluating him is very easy since everything is always perfect with him, five stars of course and already thinking about the next swap.A +++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 jensenk's feedback on 20-Sep-2019
Excellent coins and a great person to swap with. I had never shipped to Latvia, and he was able to explain the best way to do it. Would swap again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 juandero's feedback on 20-Sep-2019
Everything perfect as always. 5 star collector and swapper!
5/55/55/55/55/5 AnSeTu017's feedback on 20-Sep-2019
Another fantastic exchange with Martins!
Looking forward to next swap!
5/55/55/55/55/5 john.engels's feedback on 19-Sep-2019
a nice small swap with Martins, great swapper.
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 19-Sep-2019
Great, fast and valuable deal. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 yann65's feedback on 18-Sep-2019
A new perfect swap ! Very good partner... Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 alamir's feedback on 17-Sep-2019
As always a nice swap with high quality coins. Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 boule02de's feedback on 16-Sep-2019
quick correspondance - swap without complication - nice contact - very nice coins. hope to swap again! *** correspondance rapide - swap sans complication - contact agréable - pièces très agréables. Espérons d'échanger à nouveau! *** مبادلة دون تعقيد - اتصال لطيفة - عملات معدنية لطيفة جدا. نأمل أن مبادلة مرة أخرى *** correspondência rápida - swap sem complicação - contato agradável - moedas muito agradáveis. espero trocar novamente! *** 快速信函 - 交换 - 漂亮的接触 - 很好的硬 币,无任何问题发 生。希望再次交换 !***быстрые ответы - обмен без осложнений - приятное общение - очень хорошие монеты. Надеюсь поменяться снова! *** Hızlı yazışma - komplikasyon olmadan takas - güzel iletişim - çok güzel paralar. Tekrar takas için umut! *** Schnelle Korrespondenz - unkomplizierter Tausch - netter Kontakt - sehr schöne Münzen. Freue mich auf den nächsten Tausch! *** Szybki mecz - swap bez komplikacji - miły akcent - bardzo ładne rogi. nadzieję, że do wymiany jeszcze raz! *** Snabb korrespondens - swap utan komplikationer - trevlig kontakt - mycket trevligt mynt. hoppas att nästa swap! *** ātrs pasts - maiņa bez sarežģījumiem - patīkama komunikācija - ļoti labas monētas. Ceru mainīties vēl!
5/55/55/55/55/5 béa713's feedback on 15-Sep-2019
A new perfect swap ! Thanks a lot Martins !
5/55/55/55/55/5 subr's feedback on 14-Sep-2019
Another great swap with serious collector. Thanks and till next time!
5/55/55/55/55/5 vasyli's feedback on 13-Sep-2019
Thank you for good coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 dgö15's feedback on 12-Sep-2019
Another very good swap with excellent coins, thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Samnu's feedback on 11-Sep-2019
Again a great swap with silver coins. Always perfect!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Myeackle's feedback on 10-Sep-2019
Great Coins In A Decent Size Swap! This Was The Fasted International Package I Have Ever Received From Outside The USA! I Hope We Can Swap Again Soon! I Highly Recommend Martins For Great Commemorative Coins!
5/55/55/55/55/5 kikino's feedback on 8-Sep-2019
Un nouvel échange de qualité avec Martins. Belles monnaies, envoi rapide et sécurisé. Je recommande.

A new swap of quality with Martins. Nice currencies, fast and secure sending. I recommend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Pcoetzee5's feedback on 7-Sep-2019
Great coins, great swap. Thank you, look forward to the next one
5/55/55/55/55/5 Sergej1978's feedback on 7-Sep-2019
Great exchange. excellent coins. simple negotiation and pleasant dialogue. thank you . 5***** Recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 BMPJ's feedback on 7-Sep-2019
Some excellent coins, some we have a difference of opinion on but we will resolve it. Great communications, packaging etc.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Sberatel's feedback on 3-Sep-2019
Many thanks for the awesome swap. Friendly communication, fast delivery, perfect packaging. Highly recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 JoseCarlosDias's feedback on 3-Sep-2019
Nice swap, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 3-Sep-2019
Once more, a perfect swap with top quality coins from an excellent collector. Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 PANDA64's feedback on 2-Sep-2019
Another fine trade! Very beautiful coins and great communication!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Eskimo's feedback on 30-Aug-2019
Another fantastic swap with Martins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Dazhbog II's feedback on 29-Aug-2019
An excellent new trade with Martins. Great coins, fast shipping and very protective packaging. My best recommendations!
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 27-Aug-2019
Great coins, fast agreement and deal. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Tim 42's feedback on 23-Aug-2019
Great big swap in person in beautiful Riga. Very nice conversation. Many thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jojo54000's feedback on 22-Aug-2019
All is perfect for this second swap, nice coins, fast shipping, and nice collector. I recommend !

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