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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 1823 (view)
Forum posts 331 (view)
Catalog contributions 69 coins added, 81 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: 1088
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 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 Oh-Moon's feedback on 16-Jul-2019
Star swap as usual. Great communication turns it really easy. Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 Dazhbog II's feedback on 16-Jul-2019
A brilliant trade with many excellent coins received. I'd be happy to exchange again. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 rapior's feedback on 14-Jul-2019
Good comunication. Everything as agreed. Good swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 MicheleTN's feedback on 9-Jul-2019
A great swap.
My Very Best Recommendations!!!
Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 MicheleTN's feedback on 9-Jul-2019
A great swap.
My Very Best Recommendations!!!
Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 nlemesh's feedback on 7-Jul-2019
Great coins, easy communication, good packaging and reliable delivery.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Bavariat's feedback on 5-Jul-2019
another excellent swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 adhira_dio457's feedback on 5-Jul-2019
Nicely done swap with Martins! What a recommended swapper and totally would do it again in near future! Thanks, till next time! A++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Joao Costa's feedback on 2-Jul-2019
Everything was perfect again. Thank you for another swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 dennis_hanoi's feedback on 30-Jun-2019
Good swap. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 29-Jun-2019
Once more, a perfect swap with top quality coins from an excellent collector. Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 one's feedback on 28-Jun-2019
Good swap , nice coins , trustworthy trader.
5/55/55/55/55/5 leini21's feedback on 26-Jun-2019
Perfect new swap. Thank you very much!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Domus02's feedback on 25-Jun-2019
Excellent swap!!!
Great coins. Highly recommended trader!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 tikaljo's feedback on 25-Jun-2019
Very good transaction.
I'm impressed by the quality of coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rmunt's feedback on 25-Jun-2019
Nice swap, recommended! Some too positive grading perhaps.
5/55/55/55/55/5 robertmx's feedback on 25-Jun-2019
great swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 Maxime03's feedback on 24-Jun-2019
Nice coins,excellent communication. Very fast swap, thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 Zastmaster's feedback on 21-Jun-2019
Another excellent swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rasmus20's feedback on 21-Jun-2019
Yet another good trade with Martins. Thanks a lot!
Well recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 21-Jun-2019
Otro magnifico cambio, excelente compañero. Muy recomendable para cambiar
5/55/55/55/55/5 MS2007's feedback on 20-Jun-2019
Excellent swap. The coins are wonderful. perfectly packed and such a great communication.
It was a pleasure to swap. Highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 BURSTYNNUS's feedback on 20-Jun-2019
as usual: very good swap with very nice coins ! thanks so much !
comme d'habitude : un très bon échange avec des très belles pièces ! merci beaucoup !
5/55/55/55/55/5 ventugenova90's feedback on 18-Jun-2019
Very good swap
Very good coins

5 star thanks !!!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 worldcoins96's feedback on 17-Jun-2019
Excellent coins, great communications and super fast shipping. Highly recommend, Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 AnSeTu017's feedback on 17-Jun-2019
Fantastic first exchange with Martins! Beautiful coins, great communication and fast and secure postage! Looking forward to the next swap!
5/55/55/55/55/5 ginette's feedback on 15-Jun-2019
First exchange with Martins.lv. I am completely satisfied, everything is perfect. Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 geostring's feedback on 15-Jun-2019
Third Trade with Martins. Great coins, fast shipping. Highly recommended. Thanks for some really cool coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 josh-nativ-AR's feedback on 13-Jun-2019
as always the best. thanks for your help
5/55/55/55/55/5 Mario46's feedback on 10-Jun-2019
Amazing first swap with Martins. Excellent coins, fast shipping and good communication.
I hope to swap again. Thank you very much.
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 9-Jun-2019
Good deal made in person. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Redcclise96's feedback on 8-Jun-2019
Someday when I'm too old to be exchanged for Numista, sits by the fireplace, I smoke a pipe and tell our grandchildren about the exchange with this man! This sleek diamond among the numismatists. Thanks and Regards, Michael.
5/55/55/55/55/5 levan's feedback on 8-Jun-2019
Big swap, very fast with beautiful coins as always from this numista member.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Lakotas's feedback on 7-Jun-2019
A new Time , a perfect exchange with Martins.the coins are nice and the agreement together is always quick and easy
5/55/55/55/55/5 Alfgard's feedback on 5-Jun-2019
Great swap! Encore un très bon échange! Meexi. Au plaisir pour le prochain.
5/55/55/55/55/5 kalti celtic odor's feedback on 4-Jun-2019
very friendly and communicatvive swapper, beautiful coins, good packing and fast shipping
5/55/55/55/55/5 shamikb's feedback on 4-Jun-2019
All Good from my old friend
5/55/55/55/55/5 vitaminh's feedback on 4-Jun-2019
Excellent coins, shipping and communication. Highly recommended. Thanks for another great trade!
5/55/55/55/55/5 V1rtuoso's feedback on 2-Jun-2019
Excellent second swap. Great communication, excellent packing and quickness, very good coins! I highly recommend ! Thanks for the swap and hope to swap again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 dennis_hanoi's feedback on 31-May-2019
Good swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Heinz-Uwe's feedback on 30-May-2019
Another perfect swap with an excellent collector. Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 rapior's feedback on 30-May-2019
Good comunication. Everything as agreed. Good swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 bennycunha97's feedback on 27-May-2019
Great swap! I hope we may swap again in the future. Recommend to everyone
5/55/55/55/55/5 NicktheGreek's feedback on 27-May-2019
One more great swap with Martins us usual all perfect 5 stars+ my best recommendatios.
5/55/55/55/55/5 xwxalessandroxwx's feedback on 25-May-2019
Great swapper! One of the best!
5/55/55/55/55/5 sabino18's feedback on 25-May-2019
Excellent coins. Will swap again with Martins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 24-May-2019
Another perfect swap with Martins!
Super fast shipping!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jojo54000's feedback on 22-May-2019
Very good communication, nice collector, I recommend!
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.

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