Meaning of “face value” in the English Dictionary

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"face value" in American English

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the value or price shown, for example on a stamp, a coin, or a bill

(Definition of “face value” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"face value" in Business English

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face valuenoun [ U ]

uk us also US face amount

FINANCE the amount that is shown on a bank note, a coin, etc.:

The bonds are trading at just 40% of face value.

(Definition of “face value” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)