Cent (unit of currency)

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The cent is a unit of money in a large number of countries, always signifying one hundrednth of the basic monetary unit. The word cent is derived from the Latin centum, meaning "hundredth".

The cent is a subunit, equal to 1/100 of the primary unit, of the following monetary units:

One-cent coin from United States
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Front side of Euro cent. Appearance of back side is up to the EU member that minted the coin

The following obsolete currencies have also had a subdivision named the cent. In all cases, the cent was 1/100 of the primary unit.

In other languages

Currencies used primarily in non-English-speaking countries often have similar names derived from centum; these include the French centime and the centavo, used in several Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries, and the cêntimo in Portugal.

centime centavo