I don’t have half dollar coins, nor does anyone in my town. How can I give Machatzis Hashekel?


You can use regular coins and give the value of half dollars, or even better give whole dollars and specify that half is for Machatzis Hashekel and half as a gift.


ראה שו״ת מהרש״ם ח, צז. ועוד. – נסמנו בלוח יומי לפורים הע׳ 52. אבל ראה וישאל שאול א, קלח.