I went to type a cent sign today and realized that it isn't on the keyboard. For some reason it surprised me. I remember typing school papers on my dad's Osborne computer and using the cent sign plenty of times. I can't remember where it was, but it was definitely on the keyboard.
Someday we'll explain the cent sign to our kids who will never have had to carry change or coins because they grew up using debit or smart cards as cash.