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|Halacha - Prutah|
|Submitted by Tzvi Schneider Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
A peruta is a copper coin equivalent to approximately .2 grams of silver. At the current value of silver in the range of $17 per oz, a peruta would be worth $.007, less than one cent. HaRav Moshe Feinstein zatzal ruled that to be considered a peruta value an item must have purchasing power, and ruled that a nickel is the minimum that qualifies.