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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 1978 (view)
Forum posts 311 (view)
Catalogue contributions 67 coins added, 78 years added, 44 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: 1040
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 14 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 bompajoe's feedback on 21-May-2019
Our first swap and everything was excellent.
Extremely quality coins, friendly communication.
I recommend as reliable partner.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Crapgamer's feedback on 16-May-2019
Perfect coins well packed and very quick postage. Clear and quick communication.
Martins is a perfect swap partner.
Very highly recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 robertmx's feedback on 14-May-2019
great swap, looking forward to the next
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 13-May-2019
Otro magnifico cambio, compañero muy recomendable. Espero seguir cambiando muchas veces más
5/55/55/55/55/5 oynbcn's feedback on 10-May-2019
Just another perfect swap with nice and very generous partner and friend and awesome coins. Thank you very much! Hope to swap again in the future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 yann65's feedback on 10-May-2019
A new perfect swap. Nice coins, good communication and fast shipping !
5/55/55/55/55/5 mitch0366's feedback on 10-May-2019
Great coins, Very well packaged, Would happily deal with again in the future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Kallenuo's feedback on 9-May-2019
Great swap, great coins. Thanks a lot.
5/55/55/55/55/5 JoseCarlosDias's feedback on 9-May-2019
Another good swap with Martins. 100% recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rasmus20's feedback on 8-May-2019
Yet another good trade with Martins. Thanks a lot!
Well recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 ady's feedback on 8-May-2019
Great coins, well packed and really fast shipping. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 aarez's feedback on 6-May-2019
Another super swap with Martins, great coins and all happens very fast. Thanks, and highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jaume's feedback on 3-May-2019
Perfect interchange, coins in perfect condition, fast and very serious, highly recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 juandero's feedback on 24-Apr-2019
Another excellent swap with Martins. I hope we can swap again soon!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Joao Costa's feedback on 23-Apr-2019
Very nice and well packed coins. Friendly communication. I recommend!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Juan Valverde's feedback on 23-Apr-2019
Magnificent coins and a perfect swap, as always.
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 18-Apr-2019
Excellent deal with prime quality coins. Thanks a lot!
5/55/55/55/55/5 josh-nativ-AR's feedback on 12-Apr-2019
arrived safely, great packaging, great person. thanks martins
5/55/55/55/55/5 NicktheGreek's feedback on 12-Apr-2019
one more swap with Martins, wonderful coins, safe package and very fast delivery, 5 stars+ and my best recommendations.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Sisilija's feedback on 11-Apr-2019
Terrific swap with Martins - good communication, collaborative swapper, with great selection of coins from that region of the world!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 10-Apr-2019
Another great swap with this professional collector, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 9-Apr-2019
Otro magnífico cambio y espero que sean muchos mas
5/55/55/55/55/5 rapior's feedback on 8-Apr-2019
Good comunication. Everything as agreed. Good swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Carlos Felizardo's feedback on 5-Apr-2019
Perfect swap, excellent communication,top quality of coins
100% recommendation!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Bavariat's feedback on 25-Mar-2019
another excellent swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 boule02de's feedback on 17-Mar-2019
High value swap:
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!*** быстрая переписка - своп без осложнений - приятное общение - очень хорошие монеты. Надеюсь поменятся 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 PatPhares's feedback on 16-Mar-2019
Great trade and easy communication.
Highly recommend for any trades.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Zago's feedback on 15-Mar-2019
I can recommend the member. Nice swap. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 13-Mar-2019
One more change, like the previous ones, nice coins and good understanding, a pleasure. Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 numos's feedback on 12-Mar-2019
Another perfect swap with Martin. Highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 asowsa's feedback on 12-Mar-2019
One more nice swap, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 8-Mar-2019
Another great swap with Martins!
5/55/55/55/55/5 BURSTYNNUS's feedback on 8-Mar-2019
as usual ! a perfect swap ! no problem ! thanks very much !
comme d'habitude ! un échange parfait ! pas de problème ! merci beaucoup !
5/55/55/55/55/5 subr's feedback on 8-Mar-2019
One more perfect swap with a serious and reliable collector. Thanks a lot!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Crapgamer's feedback on 6-Mar-2019
Lovely coins all well packed and quick delivery.
Excellent communication at all times.
Highly recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 5-Mar-2019
Great and safe deal! Excellent quality coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Samnu's feedback on 4-Mar-2019
Again I had a great swap with Martins. I`m very happy and can`t wait till our next swap. highly recomended to all!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 2-Mar-2019
Again, a very succesfull swap with top quality coins and fast delivery. Excellent collector! Thank you very much and I hope to swap again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 bevi75's feedback on 22-Feb-2019
Another perfect swap with Martins, 5 stars!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 vasyli's feedback on 22-Feb-2019
Nice coins. Fast delivery.Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 nik_gr's feedback on 21-Feb-2019
A hard bargain, but wonderful coins and fast shipment. Thanks a lot.
5/55/55/55/55/5 mariocosta's feedback on 17-Feb-2019
One more excelent swap... (5)...
First swap on 2015...
Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 Carlos Felizardo's feedback on 15-Feb-2019
Nice coins and fast shipping.
Very friendly member.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Szavincent's feedback on 12-Feb-2019
Thanks for this nice swap. Good coins, easy communication and good packing. To be recommended +++
5/55/55/55/55/5 roddy78's feedback on 10-Feb-2019
Another excellent swap, great coins, good communication! Easy transaction, highly recommended!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 MABAPE's feedback on 9-Feb-2019
Nice swap. Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 ROLA's feedback on 8-Feb-2019
another amazing exchange. all perfect like usually
5/55/55/55/55/5 jhhvtulipa's feedback on 6-Feb-2019
Another great swap. Thanks. Hope to swap again
5/55/55/55/55/5 coisy's feedback on 6-Feb-2019
Perfect swap, really wonderful coins. Thanks a lot.
5/55/55/55/55/5 superman43's feedback on 6-Feb-2019
Great coins as always and fast delivery by Latvian Post. Hope to swap again soon.

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