In currency, the cent is a monetaryunit that equals 1 / 100th of the basic unit of value. It also refers to the coin which is worth one cent. In the US and Canada, a common nickame of the 1¢ coin is penny, plural pennies. (In the UK and pre-euro Ireland, the name of the 1p coin is also penny, pl. pence.)
Etymologically, the word cent derives from the Latin word centum which means hundred. Mints all over the world usually create coins with values ranging from 1 / 100th to 100 / 100th of the monetary unit, while reserving bills for higher values. However, coins with a 200 / 100th or 500 / 100th value are not uncommon, especially in cases of commemorative coinage.
Cent amounts between 1 and 99 cents are usually indicated by the the one or two digits followed by a lower-case letter c (1c, 2c), or by a cent sign which is usually pierced top to bottom by a forward slash or a vertical line: ¢ (e.g., 1¢, 2¢).
Chineserenminbi _ divided into 10 jiao, which are also divided into 10 fen; a jiao would be equivalent to a dime while a fen would be equivalent to a cent
European Monetary Unioneuro - the coins bear the text EURO CENT; actual usage varies depending on language. Greek coins have "ΛΕΠΤΟ" ("lepto") on the obverse of the 1¢ coin and "ΛΕΠΤΑ" ("lepta") on the obverse of the others.
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