Zecher LeMahatzit Hashekel 5776 (UPDATED)
It's that time of the year for my (almost) annual Zecher Lemahatzit Hashekel post.
See previous years' posts:
See also these recent articles about the topic:
According to this silver calculator, entering 9 grams on the day before Ta'anit Esther gives me a grand total of $4.5863 per adult. That is about a dime less than last year.
UPDATE: on Ta'anit Esther itself, it is now $4.4272
Ask your LKOR (local knowledgeable Orthodox rabbi) for a final pesak.