Definition of par value in US English:

par value


  • The nominal value of a bond, share of stock, or a coupon as indicated in writing on the document or specified by charter.

    • ‘The value of a bond depends on its par value, coupon and maturity date.’
    • ‘These shares had a par value of $100 each, but were recorded at a fair market value of $120,000.’
    • ‘They could issue no more notes than the par value of the bond holdings.’
    • ‘The minimum par value of each bond will be 950 euro.’
    • ‘The par value of the stock was fifty dollars, and the amount of capital stock in the company was one hundred thousand dollars.’