face value

Definition of "face value"
  1. The original cost of a share of stock as displayed on the certificate, often referred to as 'par value'
How to use "face value" in a sentence
  1. The face value of the stock was much less than its current market price.
  2. He bought several stocks at their face value.
  3. Though the face value of the shares was low, they had appreciated significantly over the years.

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