Definition of nominal value in English:

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nominal value

Pronunciation: /ˈˌnämənl ˈˌvalyo͞o/


1The value that is stated on currency; face value.
Example sentences
  • Fixing the value of money depended upon correlating the quantity of precious metal in the coin with its nominal value.
  • The nominal value of the coin is 1.95583 leva, the exact equivalent of one euro according to the fixed exchange rate under the currency board arrangement.
  • Two commemorative gold and silver coins, with a nominal value of CHF 20 and 50, will be specially issued by the Federal Mint.
1.1The price of a share, bond, or security when it was issued, rather than its current market value.
Example sentences
  • The shareholders decided to split the stock, changing the nominal value of each share from 35 leva to 1 lev, thus increasing the number of shares from 8.25 million to 288.76 million.
  • The company will offer 150 000 shares with a nominal value of 10 leva and an issue price of 30 leva each.
  • Maltby argues that the general fall in nominal values of shares, combined with a declining use of uncalled capital, had a significant impact during the last third of the 19th century.
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