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Coin removed from Russian man’s nose after being stuck there for 53 years

A man who had a coin stuck up his nose for more than 50 years has finally had it removed.

The unnamed 59-year-old Russian man was mucking around as a six-year-old when he wedged the coin into his right nostril.

As you do.

But then he couldn’t get it out again and didn’t want to tell his “strict” mother, Metro UK reports.

So there it stayed – for half a century. Well, 53 years to be precise.

He told local Russian media that he eventually “forgot” that the coin was there, and managed to live fairly happily for the next five decades with the stuck coinage.

But his fortunes changed when he began to have breathing problems in his right nostril and went to the hospital to get himself checked out.

A scan showed the coin still lodged in his nasal passage, now surrounded by rhinoliths (stones in the nasal cavity).

A man in Russia had a coin stuck up his nose for 53 years. Credit: Moscow Department of Health

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