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face valuenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌfeɪs ˈvæl.juː/ us   /ˌfeɪs ˈvæl.juː/
the value or price that is shown on something such as stamps, coins, or paper money
(Definition of face value from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"face value" in American English

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face valuenoun [C usually sing]

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)

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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)
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