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Can a bond ever be considered premium or discount if held to maturity?

I'm trying to understand bonds. I'm wondering if it is impossible to have a bond considered premium (or discount) if it is held for it's full maturity?
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Ask value in the moment of maturity for bonds

Can a bond have a value above the nominal in the moment of maturity? For example, can a German Government Bond (nominal of 100%) that matures this month have a value of 120% for ask value? Or will it ...
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What is the expected wait for a win from £100 of Premium Bonds?

I know that the amount most holders will win on Premium Bonds is actually lower than the quoted "interest rate" (as described here) and I know that the smallest prize is something like £50, but I can'...
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Are premium bonds a good investment?

As a UK higher rate tax payer, I was tempted to invest in premium bonds because prizes are tax free. However they recently dropped their effective rate, and apart from the slim chance of winning a big ...