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Recent Examples on the Web The move was so aggressive and sparked a rally that was so powerful and broad-based that today those bonds are all the way back up near par value, and Surgery Partners was able to raise another $120 million from loan investors earlier this month. Lisa Lee,, "No Junk Debt Is Too Risky: How Fed’s Bailout Changed Everything," 28 Apr. 2020 With a humped green that can send even well-placed approach shots scurrying away from the flag, Pebble’s 14th is the hardest hole, relative to a typical hole of its distance and par value, measured at any major this millennium. D.r., The Economist, "Pebble Beach should give shorter hitters a chance at the U.S. Open," 13 June 2019 One class of preferred shares, for example, closed Monday at $15.70, well below their par value of $25. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "PG&E Bond Trading Suggests Some Investors Fear Losses," 14 Jan. 2019 But with the adoption of stricter rules on money markets, including repricing of shares below their par value (typically $1) if the prices of underlying investments decline, such money-markets products have become less visible. Eric Uhlfelder, WSJ, "How to Find Decent Yields on Savings," 7 Oct. 2018 Consider what’s going on with MBIA the parent of bond insurer National, which insures about $4 billion in par value of Puerto Rico bonds. Amey Stone, WSJ, "Puerto Rico’s Troubles Create New Opportunities for Investors," 17 July 2017 In 2016, an average of $201.7 million in par value worth of bonds was traded daily on BondPoint, up more than 40% from the year before, according to regulatory filings. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, "Owner of NYSE Agrees to Buy Bond-Trading Platform," 24 Oct. 2017

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1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Par value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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