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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 1865 (view)
Forum posts 370 (view)
Catalog contributions 80 coins added, 94 years added, 77 coins edited, 5 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.

Please ask for my banknotes swaplist, if you are interested in them.

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: 1229
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 Pcoetzee5's feedback on 21-Feb-2020
Another brilliant swap, thank you. Look forward to the next
5/55/55/55/55/5 MAG-903's feedback on 20-Feb-2020
Great coins, fast shipped and good communication. Thanks for this swap!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 aarez's feedback on 19-Feb-2020
5 stars as always, highly recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Lakotas's feedback on 19-Feb-2020
With Martin, a new swap as always: very Nice coins , with very good packaging.
The deal is always quick and made with confident.
I give maximum value
5/55/55/55/55/5 nlemesh's feedback on 16-Feb-2020
Good transaction, great coins! Pleasure to deal with. Thank you for the patience!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Cebo58's feedback on 15-Feb-2020
Very reliable, trustworthy, numismatic friend.
Shipment in perfect order.
Thank you very much!
Martins, you have my compliment.
5/55/55/55/55/5 bilbojmt's feedback on 14-Feb-2020
Very beautiful coins. Excellent communication Fast shipment and well packaged. Everything is perfect, I recommend. thank you
5/55/55/55/55/5 yvavoie's feedback on 12-Feb-2020
Perfect swap with Martins. The coins were all wonderful and well packed. Thank you for the extra. Highly recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Sberatel's feedback on 12-Feb-2020
Another excellent swap, thanks a lot!
5/55/55/55/55/5 gyoschak's feedback on 6-Feb-2020
Wonderful swap of notes for coins! Beautiful UNC modern coinage that is difficult to find. Very easy swap: safe, secure, and very fast! Outstanding first rate swapper!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Carlos Felizardo's feedback on 5-Feb-2020
Very good swap as usual !
5/55/55/55/55/5 robertmx's feedback on 28-Jan-2020
very good swap, recomend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Stalevar's feedback on 26-Jan-2020
Wonderful F2F meeting with trusted collector. Nice coins. Thank you very much! Recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 subr's feedback on 26-Jan-2020
This time small swap but of rare coins. Highly recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zoelles's feedback on 26-Jan-2020
another perfect swap with Martins. Thanks again.
5/55/55/55/55/5 barnynv's feedback on 25-Jan-2020
Great collector, well packaged and perfectly preserved coins. Again an excellent change with Martins, I will exchange with him again.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 25-Jan-2020
Like all the previous changes, all perfect, a pleasure to make swaps with Martins. Until the next. As always A +++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jojo54000's feedback on 24-Jan-2020
Very nice swap ! Thanks !
5/55/55/55/55/5 Codiv's feedback on 22-Jan-2020
Great coins, great communication and fast shipping, so great swappingpartner!
5/55/55/55/55/5 poenix688's feedback on 22-Jan-2020
very good swap
thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 Mario46's feedback on 21-Jan-2020
Second fantastic swap, amazing coins, fast shipping. Thank you my friend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Focus's feedback on 20-Jan-2020
Une deuxième super échange avec Martins.
Les pièces sont superbes
Collectionneur à recommander chaleureusement
A un prochain échange
Focus
5/55/55/55/55/5 Coin Pioneer's feedback on 18-Jan-2020
Beautiful coins, perfectly packaged, easy communication. A+, thanks very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 subr's feedback on 17-Jan-2020
Excellent swap with a serious collector. Thanks once again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 12-Jan-2020
Small, good deal in person. All OK. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 AnSeTu017's feedback on 7-Jan-2020
Another fantastic exchange with Martins, thank you and have a Happy New Year!
5/55/55/55/55/5 clamat's feedback on 7-Jan-2020
Atypical exchange, modern silver coins for old copper pieces but very satisfactory.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Carlos Felizardo's feedback on 6-Jan-2020
Another 100% perfect swap!
5/55/55/55/55/5 boule02de's feedback on 5-Jan-2020
Our #33 swap. Super as all the time!
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 gagaouze's feedback on 4-Jan-2020
Wonderful coins. All perfect. Thanks!
Tout est parfait avec Martins !
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 2-Jan-2020
Otro cambio cinco estrellas. Magnifico compañero
5/55/55/55/55/5 angelcarceles's feedback on 2-Jan-2020
Otro cambio magnifico. Compañero muy recomendable
5/55/55/55/55/5 kikino's feedback on 1-Jan-2020
Un nouvel échange de qualité avec Martins. Les pièces de monnaie sont très belles. Je recommande à nouveau .

A new quality swap with Martins. The coins are very beautiful. I recommend again.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Anze's feedback on 30-Dec-2019
Wonderful swap - excellent package, fast delivery and great coins. Easy communication, i recommend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 tolkien's feedback on 29-Dec-2019
Another perfect swap with Martin, like always. Thank you so much.
5/55/55/55/55/5 KAMPDEN's feedback on 27-Dec-2019
Very nice exchange! Satisfied with the coins! Highly recommended!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Rmunt's feedback on 26-Dec-2019
Nice swap with special coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 NicktheGreek's feedback on 24-Dec-2019
One more great and fast swap, all as agreement, my best recommendation.
5/55/55/55/55/5 robertmx's feedback on 20-Dec-2019
Very good , looking forward to the next swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 coinsmcr's feedback on 19-Dec-2019
VERY GOOD SWAP ¡¡¡¡
5/55/55/55/55/5 vasyli's feedback on 19-Dec-2019
Great deal.Good coins.Thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 ginette's feedback on 18-Dec-2019
Another great exchange with Martins. The coins are very beautiful as usual and it will be a pleasure to redo a new exchange with him. Thank you Martins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 TITI51's feedback on 18-Dec-2019
Et un autre échange à la perfection . mille fois recommandé
MERCI
5/55/55/55/55/5 Focus's feedback on 18-Dec-2019
Un nouveau petit échange avec martins.lv mais avec une pièce magnifique.
A recommander
Focus
5/55/55/55/55/5 STEFANOS_CoinsCollection's feedback on 17-Dec-2019
Very beautiful coins all as agreed very polite collector . Hope to swap again with him thank you! :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 ady's feedback on 17-Dec-2019
Excellent coins and very safely packaged, thank you.
5/55/55/55/55/5 yann65's feedback on 17-Dec-2019
New perfect swap. Thanks again!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 alfoot's feedback on 16-Dec-2019
Bonjour
Très belle pièce
Merci
Alain
5/55/55/55/55/5 KasparsLV's feedback on 15-Dec-2019
Great deal in person, all as agreed!
5/55/55/55/55/5 andrejs's feedback on 14-Dec-2019
Another great swap with martins. All perfect.

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