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  כסלו 16, 5768 , 26/11/07

Two-Shekel Coin To Be Launched on Chanukah

The Bank of Israel has chosen the beginning of the eight-day Chanukah holiday next Wednesday to introduce the long-awaited two-shekel coin. The five-agorot coin will be phased out.

However, there are fears that the new coin may give businesses an excuse to raise prices as people get used to carrying more valuable coins. 

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