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Place Hungary
Languages English English
Member since 20-Apr-2016
Collection 4213 coins • 155 countries • 180 issuers (view)
Coins to exchange 3474 (view)
Forum posts 81 (view)
Catalogue contributions 3 coins added, 7 years added, 53 coins edited, 7 years edited

What he/she collects


-UK -everything demonetised
-World coins by type
-Austria, US, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, Poland -coins I like
-Coins with the portrait of Che Guevara (hoarding)

My collection is visible for everyone. In case you need something from the "other collections", we can swap it if you can give me something I don't have from the "main collections". Please don't offer me cheap circulating coins with years I miss, I can easily get them for coins that are already on my swaplist. Coins condition are NOT indicated in my collection. Coins marked VF are part of the main collections, while coins marked UNC are part of the other collections.

I don't keep any coins at the address I ask my swap partners to send.

What he/she wants

I swap outside the EU only if your country has a custom declaration form tha you can put on the envelope.


Q: I have already sent you 3 letters about my swap offer and you read them all. Why don't you answer?
A: I have a bad habit of not caring about a swap anymore if the swap partner gives a ridiculous offer. Sorry, but if you select 20 silvers for 30 low-value circulating coins that has a maximum value of ~0.30€ each, I won't answer you. I'm not an idiot, and I hate when someone thinks that I am.

Q: Some of your coins don't have swap value. Why?
A: I don't add value for common circulating coins. I prefer to swap them 1:1 for another common circulaing coins that I need (common circulating generally means low-value coins, so in case I need a Swiss 5 francs from you, obviously I will offer more coins for it).

Q: I can't send registered. Can we swap?
A: No.

Q: Do you sell coins?
A: No.

Q: Can you send first?
A: No.

Q: I have a low rating average. Can we swap?
A: No. Your average must be 9.7 or higher.

Q: According to KM/ngccoin/grandma's cookbook, this coin is overpriced. What should I do?
A: Don't select it.

Q: I don't agree with your swap values. Can we swap based on KM/ngccoin/grandma's cookbook?
A: No.

Q: I only need two coins from your list. Can we swap?
A: No. You must select at least 10 coins.

Q: I need from you these high value coins. Can you swap them for some pocket change?
A: No.

Q: Do you swap silver for silver only?
A: No.

Q: I have a few ratings only. Can we swap?
A: Yes, but if you have less than 30 ratings, you must send first.

Q: Your swap values are too high. In my country/ebay/local cattle market, I can get these coins cheaper. Can you give them for 1 penny each?
A: No.

Q: You have selected some common year circulating/still exchangable coins. In your opinion, what is their swap value?
A: Face value.

Q: I don't see any 2 euro commemorative on your list. Why?
A: Because I don't want to swap them.

Q: Do you swap your coins for stamps/medals/teddy bears?
A: No. But I collect banknotes too.

Q: I sent you rusty/bended/holed coins. Did you like them?
A: No.

Q: Do you like the new Numista design?
A: No.

Common mistakes and how to avoid them (the ever-growing list based on my previous swaps here and on other sites):

1, Mistaking UK 1 Shilling (1953-1970) shield types
Just check the reverse of the coin carefully, Scottisch and English shields are very different

2, Mistaking Egyptian milliemes coins for qirshes and vice versa
Mlliemes and qirsh coins often have the same design, but they are easy to tell apart by their size (qirshes are bigger), just check coins diameter

3, Mistaking Chinese fen coin modern and stylized letters
Don't look at the letters, check the left side of the ears (see 1 fen Numista page)

4, Mistaking old Ottoman Empire and Egypt 1255 coins
Yes, they look very similar, but if you check the Arabic inscription on the right side of the reverse, you will see the difference

5, Mistaking Hungarian coins and their restrikes
During the socialist regime, a Hungarian company called Artex produced restrikes of old Hungarian coins (korona, pengÅ‘, krajcár etc) to sell them abroad for hard currency. They used the original dies, but (in most cases) marked them with a little flower symbol. There are unmarked pieces known as well. If you find a coin unnaturally shiny and perfect, it can be a restrike. Restrikes usually worth far more than the original coins because of their very small mintage and high quality. So general rule: search for the flower symbol. You can find some help on this (Hungarian) site:

Exchange feedback

Number of ratings: 253
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 4 Get explanations
This number counts all confirmed swaps for which BSmith 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 charley63's feedback on 18-Sep-2018
100%. Nice coins. GOOD SWAP
5/55/55/55/55/5 hirato's feedback on 17-Sep-2018
Everything fine. Nice coins, fast shipment and good communication. Looking forward to next swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 yann65's feedback on 14-Sep-2018
Good swap, nice coins. Thanks.
5/55/55/55/55/5 fernando1984's feedback on 14-Sep-2018
Excellent and thank you for the coins !!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 hyper70's feedback on 13-Sep-2018
Good coins quality, fast and safe shipping! Reliable collector. I recommend. Thanks for extras!
5/55/55/55/55/5 BURSTYNNUS's feedback on 10-Sep-2018
very fast shipping, very nice coins and add some , thanks you very much !
envoi très rapide, très belles pièces avec des suppléments, merci beaucoup !!
5/55/55/55/55/5 tde38's feedback on 5-Sep-2018
Nice coins, great communications, well packed and fast shipped . Highly Recommended!
Thank you !
5/55/55/55/55/5 aarez's feedback on 2-Sep-2018
Another excellent swap with Balázs, coins as described and perfect communication. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Warfvinge's feedback on 28-Aug-2018
Perfect coins and a very pleasant communication.
Hope to swap again.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Christopherus13's feedback on 4-Aug-2018
Beutiful coins, nice swap - very recommended collector!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Jeanbob's feedback on 2-Aug-2018
Good communication, nice packaging and nice coins. I recommand
5/55/55/55/55/5 katermurr's feedback on 25-Jul-2018
Every time a good swap with nice coins! Thank you !
5/55/55/55/55/5 numis27's feedback on 18-Jul-2018
Very good swap with Balázs. Very beautifull coins. Fast and safe shipping. Thank you for all.
5/55/55/55/55/5 PLH28's feedback on 17-Jul-2018
Très belles pièces, échange rapide et conviviale. Mille mercis pour les "bonus" que je n'avais pas. A refaire sans problème.++ +++++++++++++++++++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 gagaouze's feedback on 16-Jul-2018
Another very nice swap. Everything perfect. Thanks for the bonus!
Je recommande Balazs pour des échanges sans problème avec la Hongrie.
5/55/55/55/55/5 3088marcel's feedback on 5-Jul-2018
very great coins - thanks for extra coins- ok for a next swap- recommanded
5/55/55/55/55/5 jimwood20's feedback on 4-Jul-2018
Another great swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 29-Jun-2018
As always everything is perfect. Great collector with good coins. Totally recommended to all collectors. Thanks for the gift. As always five stars.A +++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Blazenko's feedback on 8-Jun-2018
As always great swap with BSmith. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 fernandoctx's feedback on 31-May-2018
Great coins and very honest collector... Thank you a lot... Hope to swap again...
5/55/55/55/55/5 azyza's feedback on 21-May-2018
Very nice swap. Extra coins and fast shipping. I hope i will change more coins with this collector. Highly recommended for other collectors.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Adolfo's feedback on 11-May-2018
Very nice coins, perfect swap. Thank you very much for bonus.
Great collector!!!!!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 rapior's feedback on 21-Apr-2018
Good comunication. Everything as agreed. Good swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 ROLA's feedback on 19-Apr-2018
underfoul exchange. everything perfect.
I recommend to all numistas
5/55/55/55/55/5 Codiv's feedback on 19-Apr-2018
Second swap with an excellent swapping partner!
5/55/55/55/55/5 PANDA64's feedback on 18-Apr-2018
Very good swap, nice collector, thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 f3rnand3s's feedback on 18-Apr-2018
Perfect swap and quality coins, thanks a lot!
5/55/55/55/55/5 maciekq22's feedback on 15-Apr-2018
Highly recommended! Excellent coins! Fast shipment and great packaging!
5/55/55/55/55/5 jozefpalik's feedback on 10-Apr-2018
Thanks for swap. Köszi a cserét
5/55/55/55/55/5 Sneppie57's feedback on 8-Apr-2018
Good swap with nice coins. Quick sending and a bonus. Thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 Vennie75's feedback on 28-Mar-2018
Another great swap with BSmith. Amazing coins, superb condition. Fast communication & shipping! 5+Stars!
5/55/55/55/55/5 tauras651's feedback on 27-Mar-2018
Excellent second swap. Thank you for extras!
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 26-Mar-2018
A swap more, as always everything perfect. Good collector of pleasant treatment, recommended to all. Thanks for the gift. As always five stars without a doubt. A +++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Arvpoc's feedback on 25-Mar-2018
excelent swap
thank you
5/55/55/55/55/5 me6kius's feedback on 24-Mar-2018
Really enjoyed this swap: fast, quite big, really nice coins. Thank you very much. Any time again. Recommended as really 5 stars.
5/55/55/55/55/5 hkuus's feedback on 19-Mar-2018
Excellent coins from BSmith, looking forward to have more such hassle-free exchanges!
5/55/55/55/55/5 tde38's feedback on 17-Mar-2018
Excellent coins, great communications, well packed and shipped fast. Recommended!
Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 konduktors's feedback on 17-Mar-2018
Wonderful 50coin swap! Everything perfect! Fast progressing. Very smooth and easy communication! I wish all Numista members to have such a succesful swap like I had with BSmith! Recommended!
5/55/55/55/55/5 quartz's feedback on 15-Mar-2018
Excellent third swap. Very fast shipping, well packed, very nice coins, friendly and reliable guy. Warmly recommended to all collectors!
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 2-Mar-2018
One more change with Balázs, as always perfect.
Good collector, good understanding, nice coins, fast shipping. Five stars of course. A ++++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 kevin247's feedback on 1-Mar-2018
Good swap with very nice coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 gvaicika's feedback on 27-Feb-2018
Really nice swap! Hope for more. THANKS!
Thanks for waiting for my rate. Sometimes I can not travel often.
5/55/55/55/55/5 de_lange_jaap's feedback on 26-Feb-2018
Another excellent swap. Coins all perfect, fast shipping and very friendly communication. Thank you!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 coisy's feedback on 24-Feb-2018
Perfect first swap, thanks a lot !
5/55/55/55/55/5 DEDALO's feedback on 21-Feb-2018
Another perfect swap, thanks
5/55/55/55/55/5 mesaleja's feedback on 19-Feb-2018
Superbe échange, belles pièces, à renouveler.
5/55/55/55/55/5 jancoin's feedback on 9-Feb-2018
Very great swap and very beautiful coins Thanks a lot
5/55/55/55/55/5 jhhvtulipa's feedback on 8-Feb-2018
Nice coins. All 5 stars. Thank you. I recommend. Hope we swap again.
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 6-Feb-2018
A change more and as always, perfect. Good understanding, good packaging and fast shipping. Without a doubt, five stars. A ++++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Christopherus13's feedback on 3-Feb-2018
Great swap,nice coins, very recommended collector!!

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