This might be an old link, since I thought I had read it before, but while adding the cent sign to TKPal I ran across this piece called The Demise Of The $.01 Sign.

I like the ยข sign. If you want to help bring it back, please use ¢ in your HTML.

If you're on a Mac, just type alt+4 which is the $ when shifted key.

If you're on a PC I think you type alt+0162.