What is Cent ?
Cent is (noun) 1. a small coin, one-hundredth part of a dollar The stores are only a 25-cent bus ride away. They sell oranges at 99 cents each. (NOTE: Do not confuse with sent, scent. Cent is usually written c in prices: 25c, but not when a dollar price is mentioned: $1.25.)
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level