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Place Hungary
Languages English English
Member since 20-Apr-2016
Coins to exchange 3719 (view)
Forum posts 110 (view)
Catalogue contributions 4 coins added, 8 years added, 55 coins edited, 11 years edited

What he/she collects

-SOVIET UNION 1922-1991
-GERMAN REICH 1933-1945
-CHINA -UP TO 1945


-World coins
-Czech Republic

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 (or the answer for his/her queation can be found here in this Q&A section). 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. (Important note: if we had a swap before and I don't answer you it means that I'm at work/travelling and I could read your letter on my mobile phone, but as my coins are not close I can't give you a swap offer. In that case you will get an answer next day).

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 30 coins (or higher value 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: You got my coins and didn' t rate the swap. Why?
A: There are two possible reasons. Sometimes I can open letters later or my family members accept them instead of me because I'm not at home. In that case you will get a rating within a week. The other case if we didn't swap in the past. If it's our first swap, you must rate first. I will give you 5 stars after I got your rating. In case I had any problem with the coins I got from you I will inform you so we can discuss the situation. I NEVER give less than 5 stars without first contacting my swap partner. I decided to do things this way to avoid blackmailing and fraudulent feedbacks.

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, pengő, 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: 319
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 17 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 Codiv's feedback on 16-Jan-2019
Another great swap with Balasz, totally trustworthy and fast swapping partner!
5/55/55/55/55/5 sabino18's feedback on 16-Jan-2019
Absolutely fantastic swap! 10 stars to this fellow. Many beautiful extra coins and tokens. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 doc_man's feedback on 11-Jan-2019
Another fantastic swap ! Thank you very much for all and extras!
5/55/55/55/55/5 me6kius's feedback on 11-Jan-2019
Thank you for this big swap. Nice coins, fast delivery. Thank you for a present :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 azyza's feedback on 10-Jan-2019
Another perfect swap - fats shipping nice coins + bonus coins. Waiting for another swap soon. Highly recommended to all members.
5/55/55/55/55/5 jozefpalik's feedback on 10-Jan-2019
Thank you
5/55/55/55/55/5 Pepgrafic's feedback on 9-Jan-2019
Splendid collector, methodical, serious and understanding. Coins in very good condition. Highly recommended.
Splendide collectionneur, méthodique, sérieux et compréhensif. Pièces en très bon état. Fortement recommandé.
5/55/55/55/55/5 bennycunha97's feedback on 9-Jan-2019
Perfect swap all arround. The coins were absolutely beautiful! Very good communication as well
5/55/55/55/55/5 gezinkramer's feedback on 7-Jan-2019
Perfect swap!! Thank you Balázs!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Tiedelier's feedback on 6-Jan-2019
Again great coins, easy communication and fast and save shipment! Thanks for the extra coins! :)
5/55/55/55/55/5 Misferret's feedback on 6-Jan-2019
Excellent, like always :)
thank You, for presents
5/55/55/55/55/5 Vennie75's feedback on 3-Jan-2019
Amazing big swap again with BSmith! With nice bonus!
5+stars!!!! Thank you very much!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Arvpoc's feedback on 28-Dec-2018
Thanks for perfect coins. Hope to swap again. Good luck!Ačiū už puikias monetas. Sėkmės ir tikiuosi tolimesnio bendradarbiavimo kolekcionavime.
5/55/55/55/55/5 rytas56's feedback on 28-Dec-2018
Great swap as always. Thanks.
5/55/55/55/55/5 scorpionas's feedback on 27-Dec-2018
Another excellent swap, thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 PANDA64's feedback on 26-Dec-2018
Very good swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 Kestas's feedback on 21-Dec-2018
Fast, good swap and coins. Thanks for extra coins included.
5/55/55/55/55/5 net's feedback on 21-Dec-2018
Great coins, fast shipping. Very communicative collector. recommended to everyone.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Pepgrafic's feedback on 20-Dec-2018
A very serious collector, precious coins with history and very kind with his gifts ...
Highly recommended.

Un collectionneur très sérieux, des pièces de monnaie précieuses avec l'histoire et très gentil avec ses petits cadeaux ...
Très recommandable.
5/55/55/55/55/5 LucaRina's feedback on 20-Dec-2018
Great swap for my collection!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 konduktors's feedback on 17-Dec-2018
Successful second swap! Nice coins, fast and safe shipping, constructive communication. Four bonus coins. I surely recommend this Numista member to anyone!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Szavincent's feedback on 14-Dec-2018
Very nice swap involving beautiful and uncommon coins. I strongly recommend BSmith. Hope for the next swap. 5+++
5/55/55/55/55/5 zalaiulipa's feedback on 13-Dec-2018
As always with BSmith all perfect and good coins, we will keep changing.A +++++
5/55/55/55/55/5 Carletto's feedback on 12-Dec-2018
excellent exchange - kindness, correctness and excellent understanding-
5/55/55/55/55/5 ZobiZareta's feedback on 7-Dec-2018
Ver friendly and recommended swapper!
Good Communication and fast Shipping.
Hope to swap with him again in the Future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 egaleocity's feedback on 6-Dec-2018
Very nice big swap, fast shipping, nice coins, pleasant communication
Thank you and hope for another!
5/55/55/55/55/5 yann65's feedback on 6-Dec-2018
A new perfect swap!! Thanks.
5/55/55/55/55/5 V1rtuoso's feedback on 3-Dec-2018
Excellent swap! Very friendly and collaborative swapper, quick shipment. Highly recommended to all!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Sjoelund's feedback on 30-Nov-2018
A very nice swap with nice, well packed coins and a very good communication. Thanks a lot and until the next opportunity.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Georgezzzz's feedback on 30-Nov-2018
Very nice and fast swap, excellent communication, beautiful coins, safe package. 5 stars!
5/55/55/55/55/5 raymond's feedback on 29-Nov-2018
Très bel echange
5/55/55/55/55/5 kevin247's feedback on 26-Nov-2018
Another perfect swap with very nice coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Christopherus13's feedback on 24-Nov-2018
Great swap nice coins very recommended collector
5/55/55/55/55/5 numis46's feedback on 22-Nov-2018
He always send nice coins
good package, very serious swapper
5/55/55/55/55/5 alamir's feedback on 21-Nov-2018
Once again a pleasant swap. Thank you!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Svaan's feedback on 19-Nov-2018
Magnificent exchange with Balasz. High quality and amazingly scarce coins. Easy communication, prompt delivery - highest recommendations!
5/55/55/55/55/5 tde38's feedback on 17-Nov-2018
4th swap with BSmith, nice swap as usual. My best recommendations!
5/55/55/55/55/5 numislego's feedback on 17-Nov-2018
Many thanks for the nice coins. Great swap partner
5/55/55/55/55/5 leini21's feedback on 15-Nov-2018
Perfect new swap. Excellent coins, fast shipping. Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 splash40's feedback on 13-Nov-2018
Good communication, rare coins, well and fasted shipped. Recommended
5/55/55/55/55/5 addrr's feedback on 11-Nov-2018
Parfait à tout point de vue !
5/55/55/55/55/5 rolkacz's feedback on 8-Nov-2018
Nice coins. Perfect packaging. Good contact.
5/55/55/55/55/5 CassTaylor's feedback on 7-Nov-2018
Fast delivery, well packaged coins and awesome transaction as usual! Hope to swap again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 MesBedes's feedback on 6-Nov-2018
Excellent échange. Tout est conforme. Merci.
5/55/55/55/55/5 fjrortega_79's feedback on 5-Nov-2018
He doesn't deserve 5 points, but 10. I had never received so many coins as I have received in these swap, fast and safely. Definitely, it's always a pleasure to swap with BSmith!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Dmitry Artemov's feedback on 31-Oct-2018
All is 100% perfect!!! Thank you very much for very beautiful coins!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 mesaleja's feedback on 24-Oct-2018
Encore un superbe échange, merci pour les extras !!!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 gnoofy's feedback on 20-Oct-2018
Excellent échange petit bonus bien agréable.
5/55/55/55/55/5 mino4013's feedback on 20-Oct-2018
I have only one word to say very beautiful exchange with very beautiful pieces sending fast and neat I recommend to everyone. I hope that I will be able to exchange a little later of new pieces and thank you for this exchange
regards Dominique
5/55/55/55/55/5 kikino's feedback on 20-Oct-2018
Très bon échange, pièces de monnaie de qualité, envoi rapide et excellente communication. De plus, un petit cadeau est apparu à l'ouverture du paquet.
Very good swap, quality coins, fast shipping and excellent communication. In addition, a small gift appeared at the opening of the package.
Thank you.

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