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.

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