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Radiology. 1986 Feb;158(2):512.

Coin ingestion: unusual appearance of the penny in a child.


The United States of America changed the composition of the penny in 1982. It is now a copper-plated, zinc-based coin. Erosions of the edge of this new coin were observed when it was impacted in the esophagus of a 13-month-old child.

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