Do you know where to find the cent ¢ symbol on your keyboard ?

Real Estate Agent

"Feasting makes you happy and wine cheers you up, but you can't have either without money"so says the Good News Bible. At the current cost of copper it costs the government twice as much or more to make a penny. so the USMint changed it to a zinc composition.  coinsNot worth much in today's economy, and as Realtors we don't deal in cents but if you were typing a report or something and needed the cent symbol, would you know where to find it on you key board?

As I sat down to take a load off, I saw on television how to find the symbol on your keyboard, and thought it a good thing to share it with you. Hold down the ALT key and on you numeric key pad type 0162. In case you should ever need to use the symbol that's the way to type it.

Share this new found discovery with your kids or the little people in your family. Ask them if they know how to make the ¢ symbol. It will cheer you up and make you happy to see the smile on their face when they discover something new.

You can also use this chart for other symbols its called windows alt key codes

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Comments (26)

Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Alt 155 does the same thing.  If you hold alt and try any combination of 3 keys you get all kinds of strange symbols:)

Aug 08, 2009 12:03 PM
Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

It didn't work for me either Dee, but this sure did catch my attention!

Aug 08, 2009 12:40 PM
Tim Monciref - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

I think that only works if you have a number pad.  Thus, I have to go just go to wingdings.  Great idea for alot.

Aug 08, 2009 12:46 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dee, You have to put a comma between the numbers. It worked when I tried on an email but in this comment you get another symbol that looks like  this  ☻


"¢" hold down the "alt" key and type 0,1,6,2 



Aug 08, 2009 12:52 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

also, make sure your "number lock" is on.

Aug 08, 2009 12:58 PM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Dee ~ Thanks for this new trick!! And from the comments it seems that some playing with the keyboard will turn up new treasures. Years ago I remember a guide to all of these symbols and punctuation but I haven't seen one in ages  - I'd love a cheat sheet.


Aug 08, 2009 01:43 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

I find this one---hope you don't mind Dee:)

Aug 08, 2009 01:49 PM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

Hey guys I'm sorry it didn't work for some of you please try it on another keyboard or read To use the codes here:  suggestions   Don't give up until you've done it!  And please let me know when you succeed.

Patty, just goes to show we never stop learning, ain't that neat! You can always bookmark my blog and keep it in prosperity.

Margaret, I'm glad your method worked.  I did it without the commas using a DELL keyboard.

Elizabeth, thanks to Charles he provided us with a cheat sheet, love it!

Charles, thanks for your additional research.  I'm sure Realtors who didn't know before, knows now how to type the trademark ®.

Aug 09, 2009 08:55 AM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Dee, I don't have a numeric key pad either so it's a pain when I want to use the REALTOR (r).  Wish there was a symbols key on the keybord.

Aug 10, 2009 05:27 PM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for the visit, I'm sorry it didn't work for you either.  Try it on another keyboard with a numeric key pad for the share joy of knowing that it does work.

The pictures on your last post reminds me of an 1954 movie "Three coins in the fountain".

Aug 11, 2009 09:12 AM
Amy Jones
Amy Jones Photo - Mandeville, LA
(licensed in LA)

Interesting. Thanks for taking the time to share your discovery.

Aug 13, 2009 05:07 AM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

You are welcome Amy, love to share things that are either forgotten or new to us.

Aug 13, 2009 05:10 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

¢¢¢  What a neat thing.  I didn't think you could do this with a regular keyboard.  Thanks for sharing!



Aug 18, 2009 12:01 PM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

Debra, You are welcome.  The neatest of all is the Realtor trademark ®.  No more copy and paste.  Luv you signature.

Aug 18, 2009 05:00 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Dee love to get tips and can't wait to share it with the kids.

Aug 22, 2009 03:01 PM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

Thanks Jennifer, its a fun thing to know.

Aug 23, 2009 07:04 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Always learning and growing I guess. I would think with the internet there would be an even easier way.

Aug 30, 2009 12:52 PM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA


An easier way, what do you mean?  What is easier than knowing how to create symbols rather than having to look for what you want then copy and paste.

Aug 30, 2009 03:48 PM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Dee- THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THIS INFORMATION!!!!!  This is sooooooooooooooooooo helpful!!!

Dec 06, 2009 10:35 PM
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

You are welcome Sharon, now pass it on.

Dec 07, 2009 04:29 AM