The two easiest ways to insert the cent symbol is to either use the alt code shortcut on your keyboard or simply copy and paste it.

Today you’ll learn how to type this symbol (¢) using the alt code. However, you can use the button below to copy the cent symbol.

However, for a step-by-step guide on how to use the Alt Code to type this symbol with your keyboard, keep reading.


The Cent Symbol Alt Code is 0162.

Using this alt code, you can type the cent (¢) symbol on any Windows keyboard.

Alt codes are used to type symbols that has no dedicated key on the keyboard.

To type ¢ with the alt code, press and hold the Alt key whilst typing the alt code (0162 for ¢) using the numeric keypad.

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Obey the instructions below to type the cent symbol on a Windows PC using the alt code:

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the cent.
  • Step 2: Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: Whilst holding on to the Alt key, use the numeric keypad and type the cent symbol alt code (0162).
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the code and you’ll immediately see the ¢ symbol inserted.

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code (0162). You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards.  

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the cent symbol anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, One Note, Sticky Note, PowerPoint or even on your browser such as Google Docs.

Cent Symbol Shortcut (for Mac users)

If you are running on Mac, using the alt code may not work for you. Instead, you can use the cent symbol keyboard shortcut for Mac.

The cent symbol shortcut is Option+4.

To type this symbol, press and hold the option key whilst you type once on the number 4 or $ key.

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