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FACE VALUE Definition & Legal Meaning

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The PRINCIPAL amount of a security; for standard securities transactions, face value, and PAR VALUE are often equivalent. Face value is distinguished from MARKET VALUE, although in many cases they converge to the same value at maturity.


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