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Place Hungary
Languages English English
Member since 20-Apr-2016
Collection 5888 coins • 197 countries • 241 issuers (view)
Coins to exchange 2974 (view)
Forum posts 96 (view)
Catalogue contributions 4 coins added, 8 years added, 55 coins edited, 11 years edited

What he/she collects


-World coins by type
-Austria, US, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, Poland -coins I like

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. (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 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: 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, 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: 281
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 7 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 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.
5/55/55/55/55/5 CassTaylor's feedback on 19-Oct-2018
Thank you for my first official swap! Lots of extra coins, well packaged and good delivery time. 100% recommended, will definitely swap with again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 jl.rondeau's feedback on 18-Oct-2018
good swap, all perfect.
5/55/55/55/55/5 piibeleht's feedback on 15-Oct-2018
Thanks. Beautiful coins Thanks for extra coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 katermurr's feedback on 14-Oct-2018
Again a nice swap! Thank you! PERFECT.
5/55/55/55/55/5 jonathan45's feedback on 13-Oct-2018
Perfect swap with a nice collector. I recommend +++
5/55/55/55/55/5 kamolov2's feedback on 10-Oct-2018
nice coins. thank you for adding to my collection . + gifts. exchange for 5+, I recommend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 mbaes's feedback on 9-Oct-2018
Another perfect swap with Balázs. Thanks very much for the extras !
5/55/55/55/55/5 Ilbah's feedback on 8-Oct-2018
Swap of quality, friendly swap,nice money, fast delivery.
5/55/55/55/55/5 gagaouze's feedback on 6-Oct-2018
Another very easy and perfect swap. Thanks for the bonus!
Toujours très bien : je recommande une nouvelle fois.
5/55/55/55/55/5 doc_man's feedback on 4-Oct-2018
Perfect swap ! Thank you for all extras ! Highly recommend to all!
5/55/55/55/55/5 numis46's feedback on 30-Sep-2018
Important swap successful
Good packaging
I recommend
5/55/55/55/55/5 Alexintrip's feedback on 28-Sep-2018
Good Swap,coins are nice, sending was fast,little present :), perfect!! See you for next
5/55/55/55/55/5 bernard45's feedback on 25-Sep-2018
Second swap with Balazs, nicecoins, immediately sent... perfect swap. Balazs highly recommended !
5/55/55/55/55/5 jancoin's feedback on 24-Sep-2018
Thanks a lot for great swap beautiful coins
5/55/55/55/55/5 oynbcn's feedback on 20-Sep-2018
Just a perfect swap with nice and generous partner and awesome coins. Thank you very much! Hope to swap again in the future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 puustar's feedback on 20-Sep-2018
Nice coins, good communication, fast delivery - recommended collector. Thanks for the extra coins!
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!!!!!!!

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