Why is there a $ sign on the keyboard but no Cents?

Answer The cents sign is available.Hold down the Alt key and press 1 5 5 on the numeric keypad.¢It's ASCII character 155.Why? Because computers need every available key. Symbols like | and ^ have speci... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why is there a $ sign on the keyboard but no Cents

Where can I find the cents symbol on my keyboard?

There's not one, but you can "insert a symbol" if you're using a Microsoft program.

How do I make a cents sign in a Word document?

Use a Keyboard ShortcutPress and hold both the "Ctrl" key and the forward slash "/" key. Press the "C" key without releasing the first two keys. A cents sign appears on the Word document.Use the AS... Read More »

Why is there a dollar sign on the keyboard, but no cent sign?

The dollar sign is also used in programming language, so it's simply more common. As others have said, there's no need for a specific cent key, although there is an ALT key code for it. ALT + 0162

When did postage rates go from 18 cents to 20 cents?

U.S. domestic postage rates went from 18 cents to 20 cents on November 1, 1981. The 18 cent rate was in place less than a year prior to the increase. The 20 cent rate stayed in effect for more than... Read More »