Par value

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Par value, also referred to as nominal value, is the face value of a bond or the stock value stated in the corporate charter and noted in the stock certificate. Par value of a bond or fixed-income instrument is crucial since it influences the maturity value and the cash amount of coupon payments. The most common denomination of a bond is usually $1,000 par value (or to a lesser degree $100). 

[Last updated in February of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]