Face value

Face value is a financial term used to describe the nominal or dollar value of a security, as stated by its issuer. For stocks, the face value is the original cost of the stock, as listed on the certificate. For bonds, it is the amount paid to the holder at maturity, which is customarily $1,000. The face value for bonds is often referred to as “par value” or simply “par.”—Read more at Investopedia. Chen, James. “Face Value.” 15 July 2019