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par value

face value (def 1).
Origin of par value
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What is the par value and present selling price of your shares?

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • We do not measure ourselves nor others by standards that have a par value.

    Facts And Fictions Of Life Helen H. Gardener
  • And though Richards word hasnt any par value, I am willing to believe that for once he meant what he said.

  • The ventures were so profitable that the stock remained at par value.

  • South Sea shares of a hundred pounds par value reached a thousand pounds.

  • The comptroller of the currency then delivers to the bank notes equal in amount to the par value of the bonds deposited.

    Government in the United States James Wilford Garner
  • A credit union may be organized by any seven or more persons with a share capital the par value of which shall not exceed $25.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • I sha'n't consider that you accept my friendship at its par value unless you call upon me in any way I can be of service to you.

    The Bachelors William Dana Orcutt
  • When in the year 1779 the Spanish gold onza was coined, its par value was estimated at 16 pesos in Spain.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • He made an impression as an honest toiler in the vineyard, and was accepted at par value for his manly qualities.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
British Dictionary definitions for par value

par value

the value imprinted on the face of a share certificate or bond and used to assess dividend, capital ownership, or interest Also called face value Compare market value, book value (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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