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19/01/2012 Boy swallows coin on way to dairy A young boy became seriously ill after swallowing a $2 coin while on his way to spend it on an icecream.

And with the coin now safely removed from his throat the "chirpy" 10-year-old still wants to invest it in a cold treat.

The boy was walking to a dairy in Tauranga with his two siblings to buy an icecream about 4pm on Sunday.

He can't remember why, but he put the dirty $2 coin his parents had given him into his mouth.

It then became lodged in his throat, causing him to gag and throw up for close to eight hours.

To read more go to: http:www.stuff.co.nz/national/6266739/Boy-swallows-coin-on-way-to-dairy

For more information on swallowing foreign objects go to: http:
www.poisons.co.nz/fact.php?f=28&c=20
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